Mineral and Phase Identification

X-ray diffraction is used for qualitative mineral and crystalline phase identifications from powder samples. Semiquantitative content of rock forming minerals (quartz, muscovite, chlorite, plagioclase, K-feldspar, calcite, dolomite, magnesite, siderite, talc, kaolinite, gypsum, anhydrite, garnet, cyanite, hornblende, pyrite) can be obtained by individual calibration.


  • Diffractometer Panalytical XPert (Co-tube)
  • Philips PW 1830 (Cu-tube)
  • Panalytical Highscore Plus Software
Diffractometer Panalytical XPert (Co-tube). © TU Graz/IAG
Philips PW 1830 (Cu-tube). © TU Graz/IAG