Powder X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD) @ National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)

Institution National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)
County Galway
Technique Category X-Ray Diffraction
Technique Powder X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD)

Basic Capabilities

Quantitative polymorph analysis, amorphous content determination


Equipment Make Inel
Equipment Model Inel Equinox 3000 X-ray powder diffractometer


Advantage of Technique/Equipment gold standard for the quantification of amorphous content / determination of crystallinity
Limitations of Technique/Equipment area of diffraction lines strongly influenced by sample, instrument and sample preparation parameters

Other Details

Containment highly potent/toxic compounds cannot be handled
Turnaround Time Sample Dependent
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Experienced staff member/technician
Indicative Price €60 per one sample

Industry Recommendation


Prof. Patrick McArdle and Dr. Andrea Erxleben


Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place


Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

Regular in-house performance assessment



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