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Sample Preparation for Quantitative X-Ray Diffraction (XRD/Rietveld)

Theoretical background: see chapters 3 and 4 in Machiels (2010). Sample preparation method modified from Machiels et al. (2008). Representative sampling The mineralogy and glass content of slags depend largely on the mode of cooling of the slags, e.g. slow cooling in a slag pot can result in a large amount of crystalline phases, and […]

Sample preparation by McCrone Micronizing mill before XRD/Rietveld test

In the cement science field, XRD analysis combined with Rietveld method can give quantitative results of crystalline phase of hydration products, so I try to use XRD/Rietveld method to quantify the hydration products of cementitous material. To achieve good performance of XRD test, fine powder is required and of great importance. The question is how […]