Redefining benchtop XRD: See how cost-effective and high-quality metals production is made easy

Traditionally, quality control of iron ore and iron ore sinter has relied on time-consuming
wet-chemical analysis. The mineralogical composition that defines the physical properties such as hardness or reducibility is currently not monitored. X-ray diffraction (XRD) is capable of delivering rapid and accurate analysis of all incoming raw materials, intermediate products as well as finished products. It is ideal for monitoring and assuring the highest standards for process and quality control. However, the use of XRD is often considered a big step in terms of initial investment and operator training.

To make XRD accessible to everyone, PANalytical introduces a novel XRD approach: a new tabletop diffractometer, which is cost-effective and designed for ease of use. In this webinar, we are going to illustrate the benefits of this instrument – the most innovative benchtop diffractometer available on the market – for the metals industry, and show how it can address the most stringent industry needs. The webinar targets industrial as well as academic XRD users from metals-related industries.


Webinar details 

Micaela Longo, Product Manager XRF and Segment Manager Metals, PANalytical B.V. the Netherlands & Nicolas Norberg, Application Specialist XRD, PANalytical B.V. the Netherlands

Micaela graduated in Mineralogy at the University of Rome (Italy). She obtained a PhD. Degree in Experimental Mineralogy and Petrology at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) working on the development of a spectroscopic method for determination of Fe speciation in minerals. Afterwards she joined PANalytical (Almelo, the Netherlands) and is now working in the department of Product Management X-ray fluorescence focusing on metals.

Nicholas studied mineralogy and crystallography in Vienna (Austria) dealing with radiation damage in minerals before moving to Potsdam (Germany) where he was working in the field of experimental mineralogy studying mineral chemistry and physics at elevated temperatures and pressures. He joined PANalytical in Almelo (the Netherlands) as an application specialist for XRD in 2011.