Principles and Applications of Powder Diffraction
September 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
There has been a significant increase in the application of
powder diffraction in recent years, both in research and
manufacturing, fuelled by improved instrumentation, data processing
and awareness of the information that can be obtained. Powder
diffraction allows for rapid, non-destructive analysis of
multi-component mixtures without the need for extensive sample
preparation. This gives laboratories the ability to quickly analyse
unknown materials and perform materials characterization in such
fields as chemistry, materials science, geology, mineralogy,
forensics, archaeology, and the biological and pharmaceutical
This book provides a concise introduction to modern powder diffraction methods with particular emphasis on practical aspects. It covers the background theory of diffraction in a form approachable by those with an undergraduate degree. Whilst individual chapters are written as stand alone sections, the text is sufficiently focused so that it can be read in its entirety by the non-specialist who wants to gain a rapid overview of what they can do with modern powder diffraction methods.
Chapter 2. Introduction to Diffraction.
Chapter 3. Practical Aspects.
Chapter 4. Profile Analysis.
Chapter 5. Non-Laboratory Sources.
Chapter 6. Phase Identification/Quantitative Methods.
Chapter 7. Structure Solution.
Chapter 8. Structure Refinement.
Chapter 9. Other Topics
Contributors to the book:
Dr Lachlan Cranswick
Dr Natammai Bhuvanesh
Dr Karen Chapman
Dr Peter Chupas
Professor Abraham Clearfiled
Dr James Kadak
Dr Arnt Kern
Dr Armel LeBail
Dr Lyndon Mitchell
Dr E. Andrew Payzant
Dr Joseph Reibenspies
Dr Pamela Whitfield
- Provides a concise, accessible but thorough overview of Powder
- Application focussed approach showing the user how PXRD can be
applied to the analysis of a wide range of samples, providing
rapid, high quality information.
- Contains all the information required to begin a programme of research using PXRD
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