Absolute Basics of Laser Diffraction Analysis (LDA) & Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD)

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Course summary

  • Duration: 1 day for face-to-face | Total of 6.5 hours for Virtual Classroom course
  • Experience level: Beginner (some basic laboratory experience useful)
  • Course type: Generic, applicable to all instrumentation
  • Teaching method: Face-to-face OR online via live video, with instrument parts & consumables to see
  • Scheduled course venue: The Open University | Other venues | Virtual Classroom
  • Online/onsite/in-house/offsite availability: Arrange this course just for you
  • Scheduled course price: £385 + VAT per delegate
  • Course discount: RSC and CAMS members receive a discount on this course*

What will you learn on this course?

This is a perfect introduction for absolute beginners to laser diffraction analysis (LDA) and powder x-ray diffraction (XRD). The course will cover the what, why, where, when and how of LDA & XRD.

  • What is LDA & XRD?
  • Why do we use LDA & XRD? How could it help solve problems and what answers could it give?
  • When do we use LDA & XRD? What types of analytes and samples can you use KF for?
  • How does LDA & XRD work? and what instrumentation is available?
  • Where do we use LDA & XRD? Which applications to answer what questions?

Learning outcomes

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

Who is this course for?

  • Beginners - those new to LDA or XRD.
  • 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.

Individual Modules - Virtual Classroom training

For Virtual Classroom training, you can choose to attend the individual modules from this course:

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

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