X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) is used to identify the phases present in a sample for a wide range of materials. It can determine the crystallinity of a sample, crystallite size, and can be used to determine the proportions of phases in a sample.
The XRD Laboratory is used by researchers within and from outside the EAS department including professors, post doctorate fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students. The lab also accepts samples from other universities across North America, various industries, and government agencies for analysis.
The lab runs samples for clients, provides phase interpretations, quantitative phase analyses for range of materials including clays, percent crystallinity and crystallite size estimates, profile fitting, and sample preparation.