XRD data quality: importance of good sample preparation

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00:00:00 Good sample prep and errors it can avoid
00:07:26 Example: K2SO4 powder
00:13:50 Addressing graininess
00:18:33 Addressing micro absorption
00:19:34 Addressing preferred orientation
00:24:51 Addressing particle size
00:26:02 Sample holders for different needs
00:35:04 Summary
00:38:17 Q & A

X-ray diffraction is one of the most powerful tool for identifying unknown crystalline phases. Many considerations and implications rest on the XRD results collected in terms of designing better materials or making decisions on your process control. What would your conclusions be if you notice peak shifts or peak broadening in your sample? During our work with numerous clients, we've noticed that the majority of poor XRD patterns is the result of poor XRD sample prepartation. Look forward to practical tips shared by Malvern Panalytical's senior XRD application specialist, Dr Daniel Lee during this webinar.

During this webinar, he shares tips relating to the optimal particle size, how to properly grind powder samples, choice of sample holder for situations like limited powder samples and more. Look out for our upcoming series of webinars on "Better XRD data quality results and interpretation".

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.   
- 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 data analysis on HighScore Plus version 4.9 - what's new?  More info   
- Webinar 10: Range of XRD instruments to aid materials characterization research. More info


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 and D team at Telio Solar Korea for CIGS solar cell development.


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

How long is this webinar?
40 minutes is the intended speaker time with additional time for addressing queries.