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Innovation application: Determination of the Phase Composition of Inorganic and Organic Crystalline Materials Using Rigaku Ultima+

Title Determination of the Phase Composition of Inorganic and Organic Crystalline Materials Using Rigaku Ultima+

X-ray powder diffraction is a rapid non-destructive analytical technique primarily used for phase identification of a crystalline material. Determination of unknown solids is critical to studies in geology, environmental science, material science, engineering and biology. Jade 9.3 program linked with the latest ICDD-PDF-4+, and PD-4 Organics databases with Sleve+ software provides the most flexible and powerful data analysis and presentation solution including phase analysis and search/matching. The major sections of reports are: introduction, sample preparation, experimental, results, discussion, conclusion, references and appendix.

Keywords X-ray diffraction analysis, Rigaku Ultima +, determination of crystalline phases, qualitative analysis
Authors Ilona Pavlovska
Gundars Mežinskis
Department (14100) Silikātu materiālu institūts
Statistical Classification of Economic Activities, NACE 2 Scientific research and development
Other professional, scientific and technical activities
Description of the technology

In both science and the production, X-ray diffraction method is indispensable for material characterization and quality control. Diffractometer can be used for wide spectrum of applications: phase identification; quantitative phase analysis; Rietveld analysis; obtaining of detailed information about the crystalline lattice parameters; determination of the degree of crystallinity and crystallite size.

Specification: high-voltage generator model A-41L-Cu, type SA-HFM3, Nr.DD227603; production year - 2006; max voltage 60 kV ; max power 3 kW; Licence for work with sources of ionizing radiation No RD13 JL 231 (validity period 6.09.2013-5.09.2023).

Fig. 1. X-Ray difractometer Rigaku Ultima+.

Available accessories for different samples – a standard sample holder for powders and liquids; a sample holder for thin fibres and films; high-temperature camera. In high-temperature camera sample is examined under elevated temperatures, while the temperature is raised, lowered or constant. Programmable temperature controller provides accurate and easy temperature control and measurement.

Following International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) database and software are used: PDF-4+, Sleve+ and PD-4/Organics. PDF-4+ contains a comprehensive database of inorganic materials diffraction data set (254873 – data sets in digital form, 165923 – data sets with I/Ic diffraction peak relations, 98291 – data sets with atomic parameters). Sleve+ provides a quick search and identification using highly automated search systems Henevolta, Finka and Long-8. PD-4/Organics database is meant for quick identification of materials, which consists of 286464 data sets. It is the largest X-ray powder diffraction database of organic and organometallic compounds.

Applications Our testing services are useful for any field linked to identification, application and/or synthesis of inorganic/organic crystalline materials.

Our services of X-ray analysis of the material samples are delivered to the highest levels of scientific quality using modern scientific apparatus and in accordance with the presented description of technology. X-ray analysis is performed by highly qualified scientists.

Technology Readiness Level Actual system proven in operational environment
Partnership offer • Service contracts for X-ray qualitative analysis using Rigaku Ultima+. • Research contracts. • Scientific collaboration contracts.
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Contact information email: santa.puskarjova@rtu.lv and ilmars.viksne@rtu.lv; phone number: +371 29373757 un +371 29187403