X-Ray Diffraction

Washington Mills’ X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) spectrometer identifies the crystal structure of many different solid materials. Our laboratory technicians are trained experts at material characterization and specialize in using XRD techniques to perform non-destructive analysis of crystalline solids, grains and powders. Our XRD services are competitively priced and we can provide a quick turn-around for your samples.

X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Applications

  • Non-destructive analysis of a wide range of materials including: Ceramics • Stone • Cement • Glass • Ceramic-based Fibers • Minerals • Rocks • Powders

X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Capabilities

  • Phase analysis of inorganic compounds and information on the crystal structure and chemical composition of the material.
  • Automated diffractometer for crystalline phase characterization. Qualitative and quantitative capabilities enable us to directly determine the crystalline compounds and free elements in a wide range of samples that pass through our analytical lab.
  • ICDD (International Center for Diffraction Data) database containing approximately 220,000 inorganic entries for computer-aided phase identification.
  • Characterization of simple chemical compounds to very complex solid solution materials. • Identification of multiphase specimens containing up to 10 crystalline compounds.
  • Identification of various polymorphs (more than one crystal structure) of many substances (e.g. crystalline SiO2, quartz, cristobalite, tridymite).
  • Capable of quantitative analysis of most crystalline substances, such as the determination of free crystalline silica in many refractory and ceramic. • Detection limits for XRD analysis vary based on the content of the material.

Contact A Laboratory Technician

Washington Mills employs highly qualified laboratory technicians with a vast knowledge of inorganic materials.