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 23 Oct 2018

VNIR spectroscopy at the Azorean fumarolic fields as an analog for Mars hydrothermal environments

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…READ MORE >

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Published 19 Oct 2018

Overcoming Characterization Challenges in Drug Formulation – Q&A

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. …READ MORE >

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Published 18 Sep 2018

“What an intelligent machine” – a video testimonial for Aeris

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…READ MORE >

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Published 14 Sep 2018

Seminars: Overcoming Characterization Challenges in Drug Formulation

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…READ MORE >

Published 4 Sep 2018

Why stick to reflection geometry in powder diffraction?

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…READ MORE >

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