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Crystalline Silica Testing

Category Press Release
Publish Date 9/29/2020
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Identification and Characterization of Crystalline Materials Utilizing X-Ray Diffraction
Introduction Advanced MicroAnalytical provides precision testing services utilizing XRD and other advanced techniques to provide clients with answers and solutions to material challenges.

Salem, NH, September 29th, 2020

X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a technique that is widely used today for the identification and characterization of crystalline materials. It is a rapid and nondestructive technique based on Bragg’s law that can offer scientists and engineers a wealth of information when examining crystalline materials.

Due to the long-range order of the atoms or molecules in the structure of crystalline materials, a sample will generate unique diffraction patterns when irradiated with X-rays. These patterns can then be used for the identification of material/phases, or for providing various information about the crystalline structure, defects or purity of the material. Examples of XRD applications include identification of minerals (such as crystalline silica) or metals, and determining the concentrations of various crystalline components/phases through calibration or pattern fitting approaches.

XRD has a wide range of uses in geology, material science, environmental science, chemistry, forensic science, and for various other industrial and research applications. The scientists and engineers at Advanced MicroAnalytical offers XRD, along with other precision material testing techniques, in their state-of-the-art laboratory. XRD and other testing options provide Advanced MicroAnalytical’s experts with the resources to rapidly identify, characterize, compare and resolve material questions and challenges for clients from a wide range of industries.

To learn more about Advanced MicroAnalytical’s X-ray diffraction or other material testing solutions, please visit, call (877) 605-6662 or email

About Advanced MicroAnalytical
At Advanced MicroAnalytical we are dedicated to providing you and your business with critical insight and knowledge that is essential in the modern era. We provide the testing services and analytical tools for comprehensive understanding of your materials and projects. Our services range from advanced microanalysis of nanotechnology to compositional and functional analysis of large manufactured systems.  Our laboratory services span a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, micro-electronics, nanofabrication, aerospace and defense, environmental engineering – as well as many others. Advanced MicroAnalytical is committed to serving as a valued analytical partner to our clients. We offer unmatched analysis, testing, and services to assist you in your business, environmental, and research challenges. Visit our website at
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