X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Siemens D-500 With Jade Software
XRD uses an x-ray source directed at a crystalline sample that diffracts the x-rays. This diffraction pattern is unique for specific materials and by comparing it to a library of known materials the unknown can be determined. Our diffraction library includes only natural minerals.
Samples are run as a homogenous powder. The most accurate results are generated when the sample particles are the same size and randomly oriented in the sample holder. The sample holders have a depression that is filled with the sample powder. About 1 mg of sample is ideal, but smaller masses can still produce a clean diffraction pattern if run for a longer time.
Picture of two sample holders.
Example of Data
Data can be exported in a variety of ways, below is a sample of calcite with a small amount of quartz. The top spectrum is the measured sample and the bottom two are the ideal calcite and quartz spectra.
Contact and Pricing
XRD use is charged per sample. The cost includes normal sample preparation.
Cost Per Sample (USD$)
*Academics that wish to be trained and conduct their own analyses may be charged a reduced rate.