X-ray Difracometry (XRD) Laboratory
XRD Laboratory is equipped with powder Philips X’Pert APD diffractometer operating in Cragg-Brentano geometry and equipped with LFF copper tube, fixed slits system and and diffracted-beam graphite monochromator. The laboratory provides world-top quality bulk mineral quantitative analyses of different kind of materials by application of Rietveld method. Detailed qualitative and quantitative analyses of clay minerals from rocks, soils and sediments are also performed. Thanks to application of in house designed low-background sample holders samples as small as a few milligrams can be characterized.