X-Ray Diffraction Analysis
X-Ray Diffraction Analysis (XRD) provides some of the most useful information concerning the compounds of materials and how they are bound together. The study of the crystalline phases present in a material allows this non-destructive test method to be one of the most desired test. The ability of the XRD to distinguish between various compounds such as FE2O3 and Fe2O4 or (CaCo2 and CaO) any other similar compounds is an amazing science. Every compound is unique and this instrument has the ability to compare to a library of known patterns. The library has over 20,000 compounds to compare each sample. XRD will use diffracted or deflected rays at different angles and intensities to measure the compounds present depending on the crystal structure. This allow our instrument to analyze clays, ceramics, oxides, soils, ore, limestone, gypsum, coal, shale, sandstone, quartz, feldspar, graphite, and or almost any powder or solid formed. For geological materials a pulverized sample can determine all the crystalline phases and compounds present of major and minor minerals down to 0.5% routinely. For petrochemical and drilling companies the various silica, shales, and clays can be easily identified to ensure the bed desired is maintained. So for all your elemental and compound analysis needs this is a great additional test to give you the comfort your product meets specifications.