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.

Published 8 Sep 2021

Exploiting X-ray diffraction techniques for catalytic materials characterization

Structural Analysis Catalysts have become critical materials for a wide variety of applications in our modern-day industrial world. Among the different types of techniques we can utilize to characterize catalytic materials, X-ray diffraction (XRD) holds a unique place because we…READ MORE >

Published 1 Sep 2021

Ask an Expert: In-operando battery analysis

As the energy transition from fossil fuel to more sustainable sources is at full speed, the need for electrochemical energy storage keeps rising. Currently, Li-ion batteries are present in any portable electronic device and in electrical vehicles. While Lithium provides…READ MORE >

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Published 22 Jul 2021

Is the time finally right for fuel cells?

Did you know human ears have the same muscles as cat and dog ears do? We just don’t have the input from our nervous system to make full use of them – and we have a similar problem with fuel…READ MORE >

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Published 8 Jul 2021

Will green hydrogen be part of our homes sooner than we think?

The need for speed The Paris climate agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 countries in December 2015 and entered into force in November 2016. Its goal is to limit global warming…READ MORE >

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Published 23 Jun 2021

See inside your additive manufacturing materials and components

… using X-ray analysis X-rays have revolutionized the world we live in. Not just from a medical perspective but from a materials science perspective also. The short wavelength of X-rays compared with visible light, allow us to determine the position…READ MORE >

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Published 3 Jun 2021

How’s your research going?

Many of us who work in the scientific and technical side of the Malvern Panalytical business, have higher level scientific qualifications such as PhD. Even though some of us may have studied in the previous century, it’s hard to forget…READ MORE >

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Published 25 May 2021

OmniTrust: Making the impossible possible!

Do you know what I’m excited about? The upcoming new release of OmniTrust! Haven’t you heard about OmniTrust yet? Let me briefly introduce it to you. What’s OmniTrust all about? OmniTrust is a new solution from Malvern Panalytical which is…READ MORE >

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Published 31 Mar 2021

Liposomes: A 3-Part Tale!

Liposomes are attractive vehicles for drug payload delivery, among other nanoparticles helping to provide endless possibilities for tackling various pharmaceutical needs.  We provide solutions for the effective and optimal development of liposomes and other nanoparticles, which help ensure that only…READ MORE >

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Published 30 Mar 2021

Ask an Expert: Best practices for PDF analysis on a laboratory instrument

There is more in a diffractogram than just the Bragg peaks. The past decade has shown an increased interest in the study of nanocrystalline materials due to their specific properties. Structural information about these materials is present as broad, not…READ MORE >

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