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Explore this free series of 5 webinars on materials science applications using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF). Click on the topics below to learn more.

Our scientific specialists provide valuable technological information and real-world knowhow for various application topics. Select the webinar of your choice or register just once for the entire series by completing the form below.

Note that each webinar in the series will be available on-demand after it airs, so sign up anytime for this valuable information.

Enhance your oil and gas solutions through X-ray diffraction

Enhance your oil and gas solutions through X-ray diffraction

When drilling it is essential to determine the presence of swelling clays such as smectite or bentonite. Swelling clays can get sticky, ball up around drill bits, cause headaches for drilling contractors and increase capital. Hence the need to identify the clay mineral composition of the shale.

XRD is also instrumental in the determination of the composition of scale. Scale formation in the wellbore and pipelines during upstream processes can result in production disruptions and declines in revenue. Identifying the location and composition of scale deposits is the first step in designing a cost-effective remediation program.

Watch the webinar to learn more about the uses and benefits of X-ray diffraction for routine scale analysis to mineral identification and quantification in exploration.

Speaker: Gregory Schmidt, Senior XRD Applications Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA
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Run time: 16 minutes

Enhancing productivity and value of mineral sources using XRD and XRF

Enhancing productivity and value of mineral sources using XRD and XRF

Almost all modern industrial materials and products depend on the mining, extraction and quality of their corresponding raw materials. Mineral extraction and their processes have huge impact on the environment, energy consumption and safety. With ever increasing demand for high grade mineral sources, there is a need for improved productivity and value addition while meeting the environmental standards and quality.

This demand calls for efficient analytical techniques to help the mining operations and their laboratories so that faster decisions can be taken, and more value-added products can be processed. X-ray fluorescence is a well-established elemental analysis technique for geological materials while X-ray diffraction adds value by determining the mineralogy and phase composition.

Watch the webinar to learn more about the uses and benefits of XRD and XRF for geology, mining and processes.

Speaker: Gregory Schmidt, Senior XRD Applications Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA
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Run time: 25 minutes

Practical teaching of elemental and structural analysis of materials

Practical teaching of elemental and structural analysis of materials

Teaching and practical training of elemental and structural analysis of materials is part of many curriculums in colleges and universities. One of the challenges for the faculty is to provide a robust and representative instrument to run the samples under real conditions and obtain quality data for interpretation and knowledge.

The recent generation of bench-top instruments which integrate most of the functionalities of high-end instruments are ideally suited for such practical laboratory training needs.

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is one of the fundamental and widely applicable techniques for the elemental analysis of various types of materials. X-ray diffraction (XRD), which is more commonly taught than XRF, is an essential part of any laboratory involved in structural analysis of materials.

Watch the webinar to learn more about the uses and benefits of XRD and XRF for practical training of analytical techniques in colleges and academic institutes.

Speaker: Gregory Schmidt, Senior XRD Applications Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA
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Run time: 30 minutes

Ensuring safer and effective pharmaceutical formulations by X-ray diffraction

Ensuring safer and effective pharmaceutical formulations by X-ray diffraction

From drug discovery and preformulating studies to the efficient scaling up in the manufacturing process in the plant and finally through QA/QC validation, X-ray diffraction (XRD) is a vital analysis method in the characterization of different physico-chemical properties of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).

XRD is a gold standard method and required technique in the determination of polymorphic and salt screening, % of crystallinity and stability/reactivity studies of the final API. XRD is also utilized in pharmaceutical forensics to identify and detect counterfeit drugs and additives. Since X-ray diffraction provides a characteristic fingerprint of crystalline phases and their relative concentrations, it is a powerful tool not only for R&D laboratories but also the downstream processes providing the same methodology, libraries and data integrity at all steps in the pipeline.

Watch the webinar to learn more about the uses and benefits of XRD for structural analysis of pharmaceuticals.

Date: Thursday, August 15
Time: 10:00 a.m. EDT
Duration: 30 minutes

Ensuring quality and safety of polymers

Ensuring quality and safety of polymers

There is a growing demand for high performance polymers which also respect the environment, recyclability, safety and quality compliance. Their physical and chemical properties are critically dependent on their elemental and structural composition. Different spectroscopic and material characterization techniques are usually employed to develop, industrialize and assure their quality and safety depending on the application.

X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) is ideally suited to analyze and quantify various elements down to sub-ppm levels (of additives or contaminants), some of which are regulated to comply with different norms. X-ray Diffraction (XRD), on the other hand, provides much needed structural information such as polymorphism, % crystallinity and crystallite size of the polymers with a view to ensure their structure-property relationship.

Watch the webinar to learn more about the uses and benefits of XRD and XRF for polymers and related chemicals.

Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. EDT
Duration: 30 minutes


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