Date recorded: July 02 2020

Duration: 01 hours 33 minutes 10 seconds

X-ray diffraction (XRD) is the only laboratory technique that reveals structural information, such as chemical composition, crystal structure, crystallite size, strain, preferred orientation and layer thickness. Materials researchers therefore use XRD to analyze a wide range of materials, from powder X-ray diffraction (XRPD) to solids, thin films and nanomaterials. Applications span from battery to catalysts, to clinker, colour pigments, layer coatings and more.

In our earlier series of XRD data analysis webinars, we covered the fundamentals to the physics behind the technique, how to prepare good samples and how to improve your overall data quality. In this webinar, our senior application specialist, Dr Daniel Lee, who is based in Seoul, provides a live demonstration of how to perform phase quantification. He will demonstrate with several data sets on Malvern Panalytical’s new version of HighScore Plus. Stay tuned to our webinar series for more of such XRD analytical tutorials.

Interested to learn more? Join our free series of webinars: "Better XRD data analysis and interpretation for materials characterization":

- Webinar 1: Introduction to powder X-ray diffraction. More info
- Webinar 2: Studying battery cathode materials using X-ray diffraction More info
- Webinar 3: Expand your powder XRD applications for materials characterization research More info
- Webinar 4: Good vs bad XRD patterns: how to improve your phase analysis. More info
- Webinar 5: Better XRD data quality: importance of good sample preparation. More info
- Webinar 6: Improving your phase search mapping by defining your elemental range: introduction to elemental analysis using X-ray fluorescence. More info
- Webinar 7: Live demo at your desk - latest high performing XRD Benchtop. More info
- Webinar 8: XRD phase quantification tutorial - improve your XRD data analysis.    
- Webinar 9: XRD applications in the minerals industry More info
- Webinar 10: XRD data analysis on HighScore Plus version 4.9 - what's new?  More info    
- Webinar 11: Range of XRD instruments to aid materials characterization research. More info


Who should attend?
• Researchers involved in materials characterization analysis who want to expand their knowledge in X-ray diffraction
• Relevant industries include (but are not limited to) those researching on battery, powder metallurgy, cement, mining and minerals, environmental monitoring, pharmaceuticals and more
• R and D and manufacturing leaders responsible for appropriate analytics selection
• Scientists engaged in method development for new materials or in supporting root cause analysis investigations in support of product manufacturing

What will I learn ?
1. Perform quantitative analysis 
2. Understand how you can improve your search perimeters and avoid errors 
3. Tackle common challenges like profile fitting and more 
4. Learn about automated functions and shortcuts to perform key analysis using Malvern Panalytical’s latest version of HighScore Plus software


About the presenter: Dr Daniel Lee, Malvern Panalytical's senior application specialist for XRD, based in South Korea

Dr Lee has a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. his expertise is on PVD, thin-film analysis, phorphors, solar cells, lithium ion batteries and thin-film battery research. He has been instrumental in providing application support using X-ray diffraction analysis to various industries including electronics, batteries, pharmaceuticals, building materials and more. These include powder diffraction, Rietveld refinement, small angle X-ray scattering, stress and texture research. Prior to joining Malvern Panalytical in 2013, he worked as a senior researcher with GS Nanotech. He was involved in the process engineering process for thin film lithium ion batteries. He also held prior appointments within the R +amp;amp; D team at Telio Solar Korea for CIGS solar cell development.

Table of contents
1. Bragg-brentano geometry
05:31
2. Basics: Phase ID, using HighScore XRD software
06:03
3. Databases to use: ICDD, COD
02:54
4. Classical quantification analysis
00:56
5. RIR semi-quantitative analysis
01:35
6. Direct derivation method analysis
01:52
7. Precision & accuracy
04:41
8. HighScore tutorial files
02:28
9. Calcium Chloride tutorial example
26:09
10. Pigment tutorial
10:34
11. Ceramics tutorial
08:38
12. Q & A
05:25
13. Pattern smoothening
16:24