XRD data quality: importance of good sample preparation

XRD series: Helping researchers achieve better XRD data analysis and interpretation

Date recorded: June 04 2020
Duration: 57 minutes 53 seconds

X-ray diffraction is one of the most powerful tool for identifying unknown crystalline phases. Many considerations and implications rest on the XRD results collected in terms of designing better materials or making decisions on your process control. What would your conclusions be if you notice peak shifts or peak broadening in your sample? During our work with numerous clients, we’ve noticed that the majority of poor XRD patterns is the result of poor XRD sample prepartation. Look forward to practical tips shared by Malvern Panalytical’s senior XRD application specialist, Dr Daniel Lee during this webinar.

During this webinar, he shares tips relating to the optimal particle size, how to properly grind powder samples, choice of sample holder for situations like limited powder samples and more. Look out for our upcoming series of webinars on “Better XRD data quality results and interpretation”.

Interested to learn more? Join our free series of webinars: “Better XRD data analysis and interpretation for materials characterization”:

– Webinar 1: Introduction to powder X-ray diffraction. More info
– Webinar 2: Studying battery cathode materials using X-ray diffraction More info
– Webinar 3: Expand your powder XRD applications for materials characterization research More info
– Webinar 4: Good vs bad XRD patterns: how to improve your phase analysis. More info
– Webinar 5: Better XRD data quality: importance of good sample preparation.   
– Webinar 6: Improving your phase search mapping by defining your elemental range: introduction to elemental analysis using X-ray fluorescence. More info
– Webinar 7: Live demo at your desk – latest high performing XRD Benchtop. More info
– Webinar 8: XRD phase quantification tutorial – improve your XRD data analysis. More info   
– Webinar 9: XRD data analysis on HighScore Plus version 4.9 – what’s new?  More info   
– Webinar 10: Range of XRD instruments to aid materials characterization research. More info