Date recorded: August 06 2020

Duration: 04 hours 07 minutes 37 seconds

X-Ray diffraction (XRD) technique is an important non-destructive material characterization analytical tool for investigating condensed matter in powder, single crystal and thin film forms. From research to production, XRD is an indispensable technique for material characterization providing detailed information about the internal lattice of crystalline substances. In order to create a platform of XRD data analysis, directed towards young scientists and academicians, Malvern Panalytical is proudly partnering with Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore for free 2 days online workshop by eminent Industrial specialists, Professors and Researchers.

The major emphasis of this workshop relies with the acquisition of reliable experimental data and qualitative phase identification using both manual and automated search techniques. The participants will also have hands-on experience of XRD data analysis through appropriate software programs including the data analysis using the technique of Rietveld refinement of powder diffraction data and the live demo of Malvern Panalytical's latest range of X-ray diffractometers. Our diffractometers - Aeris compact powder XRD and Empyrean series 3 multipurpose XRD - have been improved to enable users to achieve superior data quality in faster measurement times. More importantly, considering operator ease of use with the help of AI and push button operations. Hence no need to change or align any complicated optics. Plus you can pre-load samples and step away from your instrument and let the instrument analyse for you. 

Please remember to download our HighScore Plus XRD software for day 2 which concentrates on data analysis. If you do not already have the demo license, kindly request via here. To view Day 2's recorded workshop, click here


6th August: XRD applications and latest XRD to support your analysis
India TimeTopicPresenterRole
10.00amWelcomeDr Arul HAsst. Prof & Head of Physics dept, Kamaraguru College of Engineering
10.10amIntroduction of various characterization techniquesBertrand FloureSector Sales Manager, Advanced Material, Malvern Panalytical
10.30amBasic introduction of XRD and crystallographyDr Sandeep NagarXRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical
11.00amBreak
11.15amDemonstration: New compact XRD - Aeris. Superior powder XRD data quality that rivals that of floorstanding XRDDr Sandeep NagarXRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical
12.15pmLunch
1.15pmAdvanced XRD analysis and applications: Thin films and nanomaterialsDr Sandeep NagarXRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical
2.15pmDemonstration: New multi-purpose Empyrean series 3 model with multi-core optics. Automated batch sample loading for multiple sample types - powders, thin films, nanomaterials etc. No manual intervention to change optics or configuration. Press button analysis. Dr Sandeep NagarXRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical
3.20pmQuestions and answers
3.30pmEnd


7th August: XRD data analysis
India TimeTopicPresenterRole
10.00amData fetching, sample preparation and other phase quantification methodologiesDr Shibu ThomasSAIF-STIC, Cochin, India
11.15amData analysis using the new HighScore Plus version 4.9Dr Mangesh MahajanXRD Application Specialist, Malvern Panalytical
12.30pmLunch
2.30pmRietveld analysis using full proof for various samplesDr K. SaravanakumarAsst Professor, Sri Ramasamy Naidu College, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India
3.20pmQuestions & Answers
3.30pmEnd

Series of XRD webinars to improve your data quality and interpretation

- 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.   More info   
- 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: Free XRD applications, live demo and data analysis workshop 
- Webinar 12: XRD phase quantification tutorial - crystallinity calculation. More info 
- Webinar 13: New product launch: Empyrean brings new wonder to high-end XRD research whether in hard radiation, thin films, battery, nanomaterials & more. More info
- Webinar 14: Range of XRD instruments to aid materials characterization research. More info

Table of contents
1. Welcome by workshop chairman Dr Arul H
09:01
2. Suite of analytical solutions by Malvern Panalytical
19:29
3. Basics to XRD and crystallography
50:21
4. Demo: New compact XRD, Aeris
52:23
5. Thin films, SAXS & other advanced XRD
01:36
6. Demo: Intelligent Empyrean series 3, multipurpose XRD
31:38
7. Q & A
23:09