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Powder Diffraction and X-ray Crystallography

We have performed the highest accuracy determination (correction) of the powder diffraction lattice standard of Lanthanum Hexaboride.

Powder Diffraction is often required for structural determination of biologically active molecules, viruses, proteins or enzymes as well as for small inorganic molecules, especially where the samples cannot be grown into large crystals.

Some third of Australian synchrotron research uses powder diffraction to determine solid state crystal structure, especially of compounds that cannot be grown to a suitable size and purity for single crystal crystallography.

Our novel experimental techniques correct the lattice spacing of one of the two main lattice standards for the field.

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