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X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)

XRD is the only laboratory technique that reveals structural information, such as chemical composition, crystal structure, crystallite size, strain, preferred orientation and layer thickness. Materials researchers therefore use XRD to analyze a wide range of materials, from powders and solids to thin films and nanomaterials.

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[13 Nov 2018 | ]

Addressing concerns about data quality, space, throughput and user experience
More research institutions are moving towards a central laboratory model of shared analytical equipment. It encourages optimal usage of the technologies, building of expertise in techniques and ensuring the upkeep of better laboratory practices. X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a paramount technique for any material science research project. Therefore, the selection of a correct diffractometer model, suitable for the task, often comes to the top of the priority list, when designing a new laboratory.
As an Application Specialist at Malvern Panalytical, we often …

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Aeris, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) »

[25 Oct 2018 | ]

Aeris is the tabletop diffractometer, launched by Malvern Panalytical at the end of 2016. Despite its young age, Aeris has already established its own place in many laboratories and industrial sites worldwide. There are many reasons “why” our users select Aeris for powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) tasks. Some are amazed by the data quality and speed, approaching that of full power floor-standing XRD. Some like the concept of external sample loading preventing possible mistakes by an inexperienced user. Some benefit from the intuitive user interface, virtually eliminating a need for …

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Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Dynamic Light Scattering, Electrophoretic light scattering, Empyrean, MicroCal, Nanosight, Particle concentration, Particle shape, Particle size, Tech Talk, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Zeta potential, Zetasizer »

[24 Oct 2018 | ]

Liposomes have been attractive delivery systems for decades due to their composition of natural biological lipids and structural resemblance to cell membranes suggesting metabolic compatibility, low toxicity, biocompatibility and lack of a strong immune response1.  They are comprised of spherical vesicles with an aqueous core enclosed by one or more phospholipid bilayers or lamellae and are frequently classified based on their size, polydispersity, and number of bilayers2. Control over these parameters has remained a challenge with most preparation methods and is further accentuated when moving from a laboratory to industrial …

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ASD, Customer experience, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Remote sensing, TerraSpec, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) »

[23 Oct 2018 | ]

Please Note: This is a follow-up post to 10 October’s published post titled, “Studying Mars mineralogy on Earth”
By J. Flahaut (1,2), F. Viveiros (3), C. Silva (3,4), V. Rennie (5), J. V. Cruz (3), L. Moreno (3,4), P. Freire (3), M. Minin (6), K. Olsson-Francis (5), A.P. Rossi (6). Dr. Jessica Flahaut is a planetary geologist at CNRS/CPRG Nancy, France. Her fields of expertise include remote sensing and spectroscopic studies of Mars and the Moon, landing site selection and characterization for future missions and terrestrial geology / analog field studies.
(1) CRPG, …

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Binding affinity and Kd, Chemical identification, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Dynamic Light Scattering, Electrophoretic light scattering, Elemental analysis, Elemental quantification, Empyrean, Epsilon, Image Analysis, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, Laser Diffraction, Malvern Panalytical Events, Mastersizer, MicroCal, Microcalorimetry, Morphologi, Particle shape, Particle size, Tech Talk, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Zetasizer »

[19 Oct 2018 | ]

On October 2, 2018, we held a seminar entitled “Overcoming Characterization Challenges in Drug Formulation” in the Boston area.  It was a great opportunity to meet with many pharmaceutical scientists in the area and learn about their challenges and concerns.  The presentations addressed a number of topics of interest, from stability of formulations, trace phase and impurity detection, deformulation, root cause analysis, to optimizing small molecule candidate screening.  There were great questions from the audience, so we rounded up several questions and answers here to share.
How does the Mastersizer 3000 see …

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Aeris, Customer experience, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) »

[18 Sep 2018 | ]

In their own words, Louis C. Herring & Co. president Glenn Austin and lab supervisor David Fletcher talk about the recent addition of an Aeris X-ray diffractometer to their lab. The Aeris replaces a 1980’s vintage PW1840 benchtop X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) system – a classic product from Malvern Panalytical’s long history of XRD innovation.

In business for over 60 years, Luis C. Herring & Co. is a kidney stone analysis laboratory serving doctors throughout the country and beyond. Glenn spoke the importance of high-quality XRD analysis to their analyses. He stated …

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Laser Diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[14 Sep 2018 | ]

Physical characterization of pharmaceutical drugs is an essential part of drug formulation to ensure efficacy, stability, and safety. Malvern Panalytical is pleased to offer two upcoming complimentary seminars in the US for advanced characterization technologies for improving small molecule and biological drug formulation outcomes.
Our seminars will focus on numerous concerns and technologies used in the physical characterization of drug formulations, both small molecule and biomolecule. Topics include:

Recent advances in powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) for pharma
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) – the fast and easy alternative technique for USP 232
Resolve analytical challenges in …

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Crystal Structure Determination, Empyrean, Phase identification, Phase quantification, Tech Talk, X'Pert³, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) »

[4 Sep 2018 | ]

Since I made my first steps in the powder diffraction community, I have been amazed by the many possibilities for collecting diffractograms. In this blog, I’ll describe how I learned about the advantages of transmission geometry over reflection geometry for specific samples.
In almost every powder diffractometer, the reflection geometry is being used: the detector is at the same side of the sample surface.
This geometry works very well for inorganic materials that can be prepared as flat samples with randomly oriented crystallites.
One of the disadvantages of reflection geometry is that it …

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Crystal Structure Determination, Customer experience, Phase identification, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) »

[15 Aug 2018 | ]

Recently passengers were forced to evacuate a flight at Barcelona airport after a passenger’s mobile phone, connected to an external lithium battery pack, burst into flames.
It is a situation like this that makes us once again realize how very dependent we all are on electricity. Just about everything we use is powered in one way or another. More and more mobile devices are used which get ever more powerful and combine various tasks in one single machine. With this increasing performance and consequently increasing energy consumption of mobile electronics, the requirements …

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Empyrean, Malvern Panalytical Events, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) »

[26 Jun 2018 | ]

Unveiling a revolution in the world of X-ray diffraction!
 

The excitement is growing – in one week’s time (July the 2nd) I will be in Edinburgh (Scotland) at the 16th European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC), introducing the third generation Empyrean system during our Lunch and Learn session. If you happen to be participating in the EPDIC conference, please come by and be among the first to see how we have simplified the world of multi-purpose X-ray diffraction.
If you are not able to travel to Scotland, no worries! On 11th July at 16.30 (GMT) I will …

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CubiX³, Elemental quantification, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Zetium »

[7 Jun 2018 | ]

Lower commodity prices, weaker demand, environmental regulations, lower ore grades, and higher running costs are some of the main challenges that the mining industry has to deal with every day. But now is a good time, while activities are off-peak, to adopt sustainable cost control measures beyond the traditional and generate data that will improve productivity and process stability. Reducing C1 cash costs and increasing revenues can be accomplished with the extensive use of automation and robots in the field and in the laboratory, to gain in productivity and remain …

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Crystal Structure Determination, Empyrean, Phase identification, Phase quantification, Tech Talk, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Scattering »

[24 May 2018 | ]

Detection of trace polymorphs, determination of amorphous content, and the study of the stability of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) subjected to heat and humidity are some of the many applications where a modern powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) system can add value to drug development.  Advances in beam conditioning and detector technology have led to greatly improved detection limits, resolution, and range of applications now possible. Today’s modern, laboratory-based PXRD instrumentation and advanced software can greatly assist pharmaceutical scientists in their quest to develop high quality, stable products and accelerate their …

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Malvern Panalytical Events, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[11 May 2018 | ]

The Malvern Panalytical annual Pittsburgh user group is back on May 16-17 at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. This is our 27th year bringing the latest information on X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence to industry and academic users in the area, and offers a great opportunity to network with Malvern Panalytical specialists and other attendees, discuss research and share best practices. The meeting runs two days and includes a customer appreciation dinner on the evening in between.
The meeting also features presentations from our industry and academia customers, highlighting the ways these …

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Elemental analysis, Empyrean, Epsilon, Français, Image Analysis, Malvern Panalytical Events, Mastersizer, Meet the Experts, Particle shape, Particle size, X'Pert³, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Zeta potential »

[22 Mar 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical sera à Forum Labo Biotech Lyon, Stand A12, (en bas des escalators) les 28 et 29 mars 2018. Forum Labo est le salon des fournisseurs de matériels et services pour le laboratoire.
Venez voir en exclusivité le nouveau granulomètre et analyseur de forme Morphologi 4 ainsi que 3 autres nouveaux instruments inédits !
Vous pourrez découvrir :

Un nouveau rhéomètre avec de nouvelles fonctionnalités,
Des passeurs d’échantillons pour Zetasizer, Nanosight NS300,

Un nouveau spectromètre de fluorescence X Epsilon 4 de la gamme Panalytical.

Toute notre équipe de spécialistes d’application sera présente, prête à répondre à toutes vos questions …

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Aeris, ASD, Epsilon, Laser Diffraction, Malvern Panalytical Events, Mastersizer, Near-InfraRed spectroscopy (NIR), Particle size, TerraSpec, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) »

[22 Feb 2018 | ]

Malvern Panalytical will be in Minnesota, United States at the SME Annual Conference & Expo from February 25-28th!
SME is the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. This event gathers together the mining and mineral community, comprised of engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. The society advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development.

ASD TerraSpec® Halo
We invite you to come discover the product lines of Malvern Panalytical and what we can do for your mining and mineral needs. Find the following instruments in our …

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Dynamic Light Scattering, Kinexus, Laser Diffraction, Mastersizer, Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, Nanosight, Rheometry, Size Exclusion Chromatography, Tech Talk, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Zetasizer »

[5 Dec 2017 | ]

It was my great pleasure to present as part of the Worcestershire Innovation Network at their WINN Wednesday event on the 22nd of November, showcasing the best in innovation across Worcestershire.
This included a local company which makes artificial kneecaps and hips, an insight into the building of genomics studies of patients with rare diseases and cancers, an update on the appeal to get a state-of-the-art surgical robot for removal of prostate tumors (reducing discomfort, scarring and hospital stay post-operation). Jess Antley, head of WINN, also gave an update on a new shared space/collaboration …

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Aeris, Customer experience, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) »

[9 Nov 2017 | ]

I recently had the pleasure to visit a new Aeris customer in Orlando, FL – Louis C. Herring Laboratory. This service lab has been in business for over 60 years, specializing in the analysis of kidney stones, also known as urinary calculi. What I found amazing about this site is that their Aeris actually replaced a Philips Analytical PW1840 system, our first generation benchtop XRD produced in the early 1980s. Their PW1840 ran for three decades, amassing over 41,000 hours of operating time and requiring little to no service through …

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