Powder X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD) @ Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Pharmacy

Institution Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Pharmacy
County Dublin
Technique Category X-Ray Diffraction
Technique Powder X-Ray Diffraction (PXRD)

Basic Capabilities

Recording of powder X-ray diffractograms


Equipment Make Rigaku
Equipment Model Rigaku Miniflex II desktop X-ray diffractometer


Advantage of Technique/Equipment Non-destructive technique. Structural analysis. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of polymorphism and amorphisation. Identification of compounds.
Limitations of Technique/Equipment In case of preferential orientation some Bragg peaks may be over-represented or under-represented in terms of intensity. Quantitative experiments require calibration. Only trained personnel may perform analysis.

Other Details

Containment Not set up to deal with samples that require containment
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Trained PhD student and Experienced postdoctoral researcher
Indicative Price €80 per one sample

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Anne Marie Healy

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place


Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance



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