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X-ray powder diffraction characterization of iron microparticles on a Bruker SMART1000 single-crystal X-ray diffractometer

  • Joseph H. Reibenspies (a1) and Nattamai Bhuvanesh (a1)

A method to characterize iron oxide microparticles by microquantity X-ray powder diffraction is presented. The method employs small sections of acrylic tubing and double sided Mylar® tape that fits over a standard 170 mm collimator for a Bruker-AXS SMART 1000 or APEXII three-circle single-crystal diffractometer (Mo X-ray tube). The tubing will hold and position a sample that is placed on the double-sided Mylar® tape and allow for rapid specimen mounting/dismounting and data collection. The method is simple, portable, and readily adapted to a variety of single-crystal X-ray diffractometers.

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Powder Diffraction
  • ISSN: 0885-7156
  • EISSN: 1945-7413
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