Analytical Techniques: X-ray Diffraction

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Author: Jessica Ford

Editors: Anne Schaffer, Kari Rayner

X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis is exclusively useful for identification of crystalline compounds, whether organic or inorganic. During analysis, X-ray radiation is diffracted by the sample’s crystal lattice in characteristic patterns, yielding both qualitative and quantitative results. Most common XRD practice requires sampling. (May and Jones, eds 2006)

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May, E., and M. Jones, eds. 2006. Conservation Science: Heritage Materials. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry.