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 Dec 2018

Tools for a comprehensive characterization of Li-ion batteries

With the holidays behind us, there are countless people who are starting to set up various portable electronic devices they received as presents this year. Inside those devices, including mobile phones, laptops and new ‘wearables,’ are advances in battery technology…READ MORE >

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Published 29 Nov 2018

The 11th Ore and Mineral Analysis (OMA) User Day: A Huge Success!

Addressing challenges in mining laboratories Malvern Panalytical’s expertise center in sample preparation in Québec City held the 11th OMA user day on November 7. The main theme of the event was: Addressing challenges in mining laboratories. What happened? Twenty-four people…READ MORE >

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Published 13 Nov 2018

Which XRD technology is most suitable for my materials research?

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…READ MORE >

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Published 25 Oct 2018

Aeris – Your partner for routine and semi-advanced XRD – Q&A

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…READ MORE >

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Published 24 Oct 2018

Characterizing Liposome Formation, Structure, and Stability

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…READ MORE >

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