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X-Ray Diffraction Table

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Minerals Arranged by X-Ray Powder Diffraction

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Powder X-ray Diffraction (XRD) is one of the primary techniques used by mineralogists and solid state chemists to examine the physico-chemical make-up of unknown materials. This data is represented in a collection of single-phase X-ray powder diffraction patterns for the three most intense D values in the form of tables of interplanar spacings (D), relative intensities (I/Io), mineral name and chemical formulae

The XRD technique takes a sample of the material and places a powdered sample in a holder, then the sample is illuminated with x-rays of a fixed wave-length and the intensity of the reflected radiation is recorded using a goniometer. This data is then analyzed for the reflection angle to calculate the inter-atomic spacing (D value in Angstrom units - 10-8 cm). The intensity(I) is measured to discriminate (using I ratios) the various D spacings and the results are compared to this table to identify possible matches. Note: 2 theta (Θ) angle calculated from the Bragg Equation, 2 Θ = 2(arcsin(n λ/(2d)) where n=1

For more information about this technique, see X-Ray Analysis of a Solid or take an internet course at Birkbeck College On-line Courses.  Many thanks to Frederic Biret for these data.

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Found 7 Records, Sorted by D1 using 1.54056 - CuKa1 for 2θ WHERE (d1 > 2.76458 AND d1 < 2.87742)
Å (2θ)
Å (2θ)
Å (2θ)
Mineral Formula
2.772(32.27) 200 5.500(16.10) 200 5.760(15.37) 140 Olkhonskite (Cr+++,V+++)2Ti3O9
2.776(32.22) 200 8.540(10.35) 200 4.380(20.26) 180 Jeremejevite Al6B5O15(F,OH)3
2.780(32.17) 200 4.820(18.39) 200 21.600(4.09) 200 Glucine CaBe4(PO4)2(OH)4ยท0.5(H2O)
2.782(32.15) 200 4.780(18.55) 174 5.356(16.54) 142 Zincostaurolite [ ]4Zn4Al16(Al,[ ])2Si8O40[O6,(OH)2]
2.800(31.94) 200 2.980(29.96) 200 4.980(17.80) 100 Leadamalgam HgPb2
2.860(31.25) 200 3.240(27.51) 200 5.980(14.80) 200 Augite (Ca,Na)(Mg,Fe,Al,Ti)(Si,Al)2O6
2.866(31.18) 200 3.164(28.18) 200 5.700(15.53) 200 Batisivite (Ti,V,Cr)14Ba[Si2O7]O22

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