Department Seminar

Thursday, 18 February, 2016


Presentation of the EDXD New Diffrattometer (Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction) with three detectors

A New energy-dispersive X-ray diffractometer for liquid, disordered and Nanostructured systems and for structural characterization of materials used in applied sciences.

The New Diffractometer is the first worldwide lab instrument prototype.

The seminar will describe the innovative features of the instrument – just completed – with respect to the first-generation EDXD diffractometer (R. Caminiti et al. Patent No. 01126484-23 June, 1993).

The EDXD instrument uses a polychromatic source (Tungsten white radiation) instead of the monochromatic beam (CuKalpha, MoKalpha lines) employed by commercial/traditional diffractometers,

One of the most striking feature will be stressed: the marked reduction of the measuring time necessary to obtain the complete structure function of a sample, that is two order of magnitude shorter than the measuring time needed by older EDXD machines or commercial instruments.

Applications in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Cultural Heritage fields will be shown.

February 29 at 11.00,
Aula La Ginestra, Edificio Cannizzaro,
Chemistry Department

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