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Exact XRD peak-list

Posted by Emil Box  
Exact XRD peak-list
May 17, 2012 10:58PM
Which XRD peak lists are the best?
Webmineral, Ruff, Mindat, Mineralienatlas can differ, f.i. reyerite, truscottite.

Thanks for your comments.
Re: Exact XRD peak-list
May 18, 2012 01:31AM
They all will have variations. The data is only as good as the lab/researcher collecting it. The ASTM JCPDS data files are best, but very expensive. I like RRUFF, but it is still in development

Henry Barwood
Troy University
Troy, Alabama USA
Re: Exact XRD peak-list
May 18, 2012 07:57PM
The best is the one that you calculate from a crystal structure (data files for a lot of minerals, even though not all, can be downloaded from the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database - check link on each Mindat mineral page).
The RRUFF database offers measured downloadable datasets which might be helpful if there is preferred orientation.


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