X-ray diffraction is a powerful laboratory technique often used in conjunction with microscopy

  • Determination of bulk mineralogical composition of a concrete or mortar, including its aggregate and binder mineralogies; e.g.,

    • Quartz in sand, or

    • Calcite in sand or carbonated lime binder, or

    • Portlandite in binder;

  • Individual mineralogy and alteration products of aggregates at various size fractions, and binder phases;

  • Detection of dolomitic lime binder from brucite in the mortar;

  • Detection of lime (Portlandite), gypsum, or cement binders;

  • Detection of any potentially deleterious constituents, e.g., deleterious salts, or efflorescence deposits; 

  • Detection of a mineral oxide-based pigmenting component; and,

  • Detection of components, which are difficult to detect by microscopical methods.

SIEMENS D5000

A Powerhouse for Phase Identification

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XRD SAMPLE PREPARATION

MDI DATASCAN, JADE, SEARCH/MATCH, EASY QUANT, AND RIETVELD

State-of-the-art software for XRD data collection & interpretation

ICDD PDF4+ MINERALS

World’s largest database of inorganic diffraction data from crystals and powders 

APPLICATION OF XRD IN CONCRETE

APPLICATION OF XRD IN MASONRY MORTAR

APPLICATION OF XRD IN HISTORIC MASONRY

APPLICATION OF XRD IN CEMENT

Mineralogical diversity in natural cement

APPLICATION OF XRD IN CEMENT MANUFACTURING

Mineralogical changes during successive heating of a dolomitic limestone raw feed to produce natural cement

APPLICATION OF XRD IN GROUT

PROCEDURES OF XRD STUDIES OF MORTAR

DETERMINATION OF CALCITE-DOLOMITE RATIO IN A POTENTIALLY ALKALI-CARBONATE REACTIVE DOLOMITIC LIMESTONE AGGREGATE

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