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 27 Apr 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 utilized to characterize catalytic materials, X-ray diffraction (XRD) holds a unique place in that it can…READ MORE >

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 >

Published 25 Mar 2021

Fuel Cells: Welcome to the Hydrogen Future … again

Fuel cells have been five years away from mass commercialization for more than 40 years – it’s a perennial ‘technology of the future’. Over that time, funding for fuel cell research has gone through several boom-bust cycles. I started my…READ MORE >

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Published 16 Mar 2021

Remote X-ray analysis in the era of lockdowns

In the year 2020, many of us worked remotely from the lab as companies restricted access in accordance to government lockdown orders and out of concern for employee health and liability. This will continue in 2021 until vaccines are broadly…READ MORE >

Published 5 Mar 2021

Ask an Expert: The Rietveld method

About 55 years ago the Dutch researcher Hugo Rietveld presented a new approach to structure refinement from powder diffraction data at the seventh Congress of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) in Moscow in 1966. The paper, titled ‘Line profiles…READ MORE >

Published 3 Mar 2021

Visit Malvern Panalytical at the Virtual Pittcon March 8-10

With the theme “Science: Now more than ever”, Pittcon 2021 will be an all virtual event for first time in its 72 years.  Pittcon conference is known for its large exposition featuring many vendors of laboratory equipment, educational short courses,…READ MORE >

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Published 23 Feb 2021

Another step forward in our cooperation with NETZSCH

If the extraordinary events of 2020 have taught us anything, it’s that collaboration and teamwork are the best foundation for success. People, countries, and organizations that work together, complement each other’s skills, and build collaboratively can move forward, overcome challenges,…READ MORE >

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Published 17 Feb 2021

The value of mineralogical monitoring for the aluminum industry – Part 2

In the previous blog about mineralogical monitoring for the aluminum industry, we discussed the added value of accurate on-line and at-line mineralogical monitoring for bauxite ore. The advantages of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) that provide information about the mineralogical composition…READ MORE >

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