Applications of Two-Dimensional X-ray Diffraction
The course is addressed to the existing and potential X-ray diffractometer users and lab managers who are interested in the general concept and applications of two-dimensional X-ray diffraction. Some experience in XRD is helpful, but participants of all levels can benefit from the basic concept and application examples of 2D XRD in various fields.
X-ray diffraction can characterize materials of all kinds, such as metals, polymers, ceramics, semiconductors, thin films, biomaterials and composites. The advance in two-dimensional X-ray detectors has further enhanced the applications of XRD. Two-dimensional diffraction pattern contains abundant information about the atomic arrangement, microstructure and defects of a solid or liquid material. This short course covers the basic concept and typical applications, such as phase identification, texture, stress, microstructure analysis, crystallinity, crystal size, thin film analysis and combinatorial screening. Experimental examples in materials research, pharmaceuticals, and forensics are also given.