The Instrumentation Center

Powder X-ray Diffractometers


These instruments can be used for phase identification of solid materials, crystallite size, preferred orientation and quantitative analysis.  Samples can include powders, thin films and polymers.  Data can be collected with a symmetric scan (theta - 2 theta scan) or asymmetric scan (2 theta scan). Analysis programs include JADE and various versions of  PANalytical X'Pert software.

For a brief introduction to PXRD and sample considerations see this video from the CMSC.

PANalytical X'Pert Pro MPD

PANalytical X'Pert Pro MPD

  • Has a temperature range of -150 to 400 degrees C
  • Capillary tube can be used for air sensitive materials or small sample size


Reserve Instruments
Last Updated: 12/12/23