Absolute Basics of Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD)

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Module 5 of the Absolute Basics of Techniques for Determination of Physical & Structural Properties of Molecules course.

Course summary

  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Experience level: Intermediate
  • Course type: Universal, applicable to all instrumentation
  • Teaching method: Online via live video, with instrument parts & consumables to see
  • Course venue: Virtual Classroom
  • Onsite/offsite/online availability: Arrange this course just for you
  • Scheduled course price: £247.50 + VAT per delegate
  • Course discount: RSC and CAMS members receive a discount on this course*

What will you learn on this course?

This module is a perfect introduction for absolute beginners to Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD). The course will cover the what, why, where, when and how of Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD).

  • What is Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD)?
  • Why do we use PXRD? How could it help solve problems and what answers could it give?
  • When do we use PXRD? What types of analytes and samples can you use PXRD for?
  • How does PXRD work? and what instrumentation is available?
  • Where do we use PXRD? Which applications to answer what questions?

Learning outcomes

  • You will learn about the different types of PXRD
  • You will understand the definition of PXRD
  • You will learn the principles & limitations of the techniques
  • You will learn about the principles and components of PXRD instrumentation
  • You will learn the purpose and principles of data analysis
  • You will learn about different sampling techniques for PXRD
  • You will learn about a number of industries and their application of PXRD

Who is this course for?

  • Beginners - those new to Powder X-ray Diffraction.
  • Analysts or Technicians looking for a refresher in these techniques.
  • Lab Managers and Line Managers - those who are responsible for the instruments or the analysts using them.
  • Data Analysts and Report Writers - technical specialists who aren't using the instruments but are using data from them.
  • Service Engineers and Consultant Engineers - those who look after or recommend the use of these instruments but don't have the chemistry background or chemistry viewpoint.
  • Those involved in the Sales or Marketing of these instruments, their consumables or their use for analysis - e.g. manufacturers, contract labs, media companies.

This course is ideal either as stand-alone or prior to attending further bespoke PXRD application development training.

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