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X-ray Diffraction (XRD) laboratory

XRD is a spectroscopic technique where incident x-rays interact, then diffract with atoms in the crystal matrix of a material, and angles are measured to determine their structure.

The current X-ray Diffractometer is a standard analytical technique capable of analysing powdered materials in a non-destructive manner producing its own specific pattern. Common academic areas such as Forensic Science, Geography, Biology and Engineering use XRD to analyse materials such as metals, paints, polymers, drugs and thin films to determine different structural properties.

Equipment

  • Bruker D8 Advance XRD
  • Autosampler for powder analysis
  • XYZ stage for GID (grazing incidence diffraction)

Staff

Photo of X-ray Diffraction (XRD) laboratory