Micro X-Ray Diffraction (µXRD Analysis)
The Micro X-Ray Diffraction (µXRD) method allows for small volumes of material to be probed. A parallel beam of X-rays are collimated to form a small range (between 300 and 1,000 microns in diameter) before irradiating a sample. The small volume irradiated by the beam affords phase mapping around a perceived defect or point of interest, giving the possibility of a marked preferred orientation of the crystallite or defect irradiated.
- Crystalline inclusions within a material
- Regions of defect within a fabricated sample
- Reduction spots in ceramics
- Crystalline defects in glass
- Filler agglomeration in plastics
- Reduction spots in electro-ceramics
- Layers deposited on a substrate.
Typical Industries using XRD
- Glass, Ceramics and Refractories
- Medical Devices