X-ray diffractometer (XRD)
The Department of Geology operates an X'Pert PRO X-ray diffractometer (XRD) from PANalytical. The base unit is a "PANalytical X'Pert-Pro MPD PW3040/60 XRD". In addition we have a Rapid RTMS X'Celerator Detector system plus a Multi Purpose Sample stage, Micro Diffraction & Optional Monochromator.
Damian Walls is responsible for the day to day use of the XRD for external and internal research including staff and student use.
If you wish to use the XRD please contact Damian Walls.
The X'Pert PRO was installed in the department in July 2004 by Damian Walls and Davy Lee, Customer Support National Specialist. We have a series of pictures on another page showing some of the effort involved in the setup.
The X'Pert PRO X-ray diffractometer in place in the Department of Geology.