MCE 1325


  • Thin film detector for low-angle measurements
  • Powder angle range of 10° to 150° 2θ
  • Variable x-ray footprint with exchangeable fixed slits
  • Kβ filtration by nickel
  • Variable tension and current between 30 kV and 10 mA to 60 kV and 40 mA
  • Ambient temperature and pressure scanning


  • Determination of amorphous content in organic or semi-organic materials
  • Mineral content determination of whole or powdered geological samples
  • Analysis of thin films such as tape-cast ceramics and vapor-deposited layers
  • Approximate particle sizing of nanomaterials


University of Utah users $30.22
Off-Campus, Academic users $46.24
Off-Campus users $60.45

For the complete list of rates and more information about operator assistance, please review our lab rates.


Required Training

Radiation safety training is required by the U of U for anyone using radiation generating machines such as the XRD. Follow the Radiation Safety Training steps to get full instructions for the training. You can also find the relevant training links and information from the Radiation Safety Office at https://rso.utah.edu/training/. This training must be completed before coming to the MCL for testing.

Sample prep and software: https://youtu.be/_hm3QpESgkQ

Additional Resources

Percent crystallinity by integration

Thin film overview


If you already have an account with us, you can find the machine on Cores under Materials Characterization - Meldrum.

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