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 12 May 2020

Powering battery research to new levels

Behind every historically game-changing invention, there’s a story few of us ever get to hear. It’s the tale of back-breaking research and development, of years of methodical testing, and of gradual, inch-by-inch improvement, with a few noble failures thrown in…READ MORE >

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Published 21 Apr 2020

The value of mineralogical monitoring for mining and ore processing

Accurate chemical analysis has long been integral to mining, from early exploration to mine development, ore sorting, extraction, and waste management.

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Published 3 Mar 2020

Webinar – Focus on Pharma: Assessing in vitro bioequivalence: Oral Solid Dose formulations

Oral Solid Dose Drug Products Oral solid dose (OSD) drug products represent the largest class of products sold by the pharmaceutical industry, accounting for over 60% of global pharmaceutical sales. As a result, they represent a significant opportunity for generic…READ MORE >

Published 20 Feb 2020

Empyrean used to estimate the shooting distance of a gunshot

In this interesting study, researchers from Chile and Spain have been able to use X-ray diffractograms of gunshot residues (GSR) to infer shooting distance. The shooting distance is a crucial parameter in solving criminal cases since it provides indications, for example,…READ MORE >

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Published 26 Dec 2019

Public Universities in São Paulo Brazil have “Uber” for renting multi-user lab equipments

Considered a great initiative, public Universities of São Paulo in Brazil rent their state-of-the-art equipment as a means of sharing infrastructure and expertise with other institutions and companies in the public and private productive sector. This action is possible through…READ MORE >

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