X-Ray Diffraction

X-ray analysis (Structural & Morphology Characterization)

XRD provides non-destructive information on the structural order of a material.

When the X-ray wavelength is of the order of the crystal lattice spacing, at large scattering angles XRD permits to identify different crystal phases in a sample and to quantify lattice distances and crystalline volume fractions.

At low angles of incidence, the X-rays are reflected at the surface or interface, and from the resulting X-ray reflectometry data the surface roughness of a single crystal and the thickness of a deposition layer can be obtained.

At an angle of incidence below the critical angle XRD is highly surface sensitive.