X-ray diffraction Lab

Technical information 
X-ray diffractometer Philips PW1830; Cu (plus Fe and Mo) radiation.
The lab is equipped with Bragg-Brentano, Gandolfi, Weissenberg and precession camera


- Qualitative analyses: crystal phase identification through powder diffraction technique (XRPD) and pellicole Gandolfi.
- Semi-quantitative analyses with internal standard.
- XRPD determination and semiquantitative estimates of clay minerals (through clay fraction separation, oriented sample preparation and glycolation).
- Single crystal XRD determination (Weissenberg and precession camera).

Lead scientist
  • Berto Alessandro