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 17 Sep 2020

The launch of OmniTrust – our solution for the regulated environment

Do you trust me? If you ask my colleagues or friends if they trust me, I’d hope most of them would say yes! I’m a bit of a stickler for rules – I like to be sure things are done…READ MORE >

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Published 10 Sep 2020

The value of mineralogical analyses for base metal mining and beneficiation – Nickel

In the blog about “The value of mineralogical monitoring” we discussed the importance of mineralogical monitoring for efficient ore beneficiation on the examples of copper and nickel ores. This blog elaborates on the nickel ore application in more detail. Nickel…READ MORE >

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Published 19 Aug 2020

Battery analysis – an energetic research area

Energy is something that we all need and most of us depend upon electricity. We also need to store this electrical energy so that we can use it when and where we need it. We have become accustomed to mobile…READ MORE >

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Published 18 Aug 2020

What’s so wonderful about a new detector?

The structure and behavior of leaves means that they look subtly different minute by minute. Some birds and Insects (such as Butterflies) are well known for having ‘photonic’ structures in their wings, giving rise to spectacular luminescence effects. There’s much…READ MORE >

Published 16 Jun 2020

Evolving batteries for evolving markets

It’s a typical Monday morning in 2040. You wake up, turn on the light – linked to your city’s renewable battery-powered grid, of course – grab your smartphone, and continue browsing cheap electric-motorized flight deals for your next holiday. Because…READ MORE >

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