Identification of solid crystalline substances
Anyone interested in the chemical identification of solid crystalline substances (usually powders), their phase compositions (and thus also all the chemical elements present in these compounds) can do so via X-ray diffraction. The X-ray laboratory of the Department of Physics has 20 years' experience in this kind of identification, which is performed quickly and smoothly (usually on the same day).
The X-ray laboratory is equipped with a Siemens (D5000) diffractometer (Cu radiation). Identification of the samples, single phase or multiphase, organic or inorganic, is performed by matching the sample's X-ray diffraction spectrum against an exhaustive database of diffraction patterns. This database has been purchased by the Department of Physics of the Technion from the Joint Committee of Powder Diffraction Standards (JCPDS) and is updated from time to time. This simple, straightforward and nondestructive method is ideally suited for identification and the establishment of the degree of purity that is so important in the pharmaceutical, food, fertilizer, petrochemical, and other industries.
Dr. George Reisner, and Dr. Vlademir Rozovsky are waiting for your calls at: 04-829-3686.
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