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Output of xrd analysis

  1. Feb 8, 2012 #1
    What are the various details and information (like particle size, crystal structure) that can be obtained and infered from xrd analysis of a copper nanopowder.
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  3. Feb 8, 2012 #2


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    Indexing of the xrd pattern gives the crystal symmetry (i.e., which reflections appear and which are forbidden).

    From peak positions (which give various d spacings for the crystal structure), the lattice parameter can be determined.

    From broadening of the peaks, Scherrer analysis (when instrumentational broadening is accounted for with a large-grained standard) can provide grain size estimates up to 100nm or so grains. Note that grain size is not the same as particle size.
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