A Laboratory Manual for X-Ray Powder Diffraction

Dann Blackwood, USGS

This site is a report presented as an abridged guide for laboratory technicians and students interested in X-ray powder diffraction methodology. Also included, in condensed form, are the principles of diffractometry and descriptions of clay mineralogy, plus many preparatory and interpretive procedures.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Classes of Earth Materials: Clays
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Topics: Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Mineralogy, Geochemistry