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Phase identification of mixed powder by real-time analysis

AppNote B-XRD1121: Phase identification of mixed powder by real-time analysis


Crystal phase identification by XRD is used for R&D and QC in a wide range of industries, including ceramics, metals, and pharmaceuticals. In the conventional method of crystal phase identification, the software for data measurement and analysis was separate. For this reason, the additional step of loading the data into the analysis software was required, and some system even required data pre-processing, such as smoothing and background removal. These operations were complicated and time consuming. The "Real-time analysis" function found in the integrated X-ray analysis program “SmartLab Studio II” automatically searches for crystal phase candidates during measurement and displays the results of phase identification and the quantitative values in real time. In this application, real-time analysis was performed on a mixed powder sample of corundum (α-Al₂O₃), rutile (TiO₂), and anatase (TiO₂).

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