|X-Ray Powder Diffraction. Three-day short course.
|Dr. U. Eggenberger, Dr. Mirjam Wolffers, Dr. Frank Gfeller
|Laboratory techniques for XRD analysis of mineral- and rock-powders
|Analytical Methods and Modelling
|3-day block course
|annually in spring semester
|X-ray diffraction of powdered samples permits the unambiguous identification of almost all crystalline substances, whether natural or synthetic. In favourable cases the relative abundance of crystalline phases in mixed samples can also be quantified (e.g. in rocks and soils). As well as being a routine technique in geological research and its associated industries, X-ray powder diffraction is widely applied in the chemical and materials-science sectors.This course covers: review of X-ray diffraction theory; hands-on sample preparation and analysis; diffraction techniques; evaluation of X-ray spectra; mineral identification and quantification; Riedvelt analysis; examples and case studies.
(prer): Courses with prerequisites.