This handout, prepared by the USGS, provides background on the use and theory of X-ray powder diffraction. Examples of applications of this method to geologic studies are provided.
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This resource is referenced here:Subject
X-ray TechniquesResource Type
Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:
Overview/Reference WorkGrade Level
: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)Topics
: Solid Earth:
X-ray Techniques, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid EarthTheme
: Teach the Earth:Course Topics: