Tables for
Volume H
Powder diffraction
Edited by C. J. Gilmore, J. A. Kaduk and H. Schenk

International Tables for Crystallography (2018). Vol. H, ch. 3.10, pp. 376-377

Section Transmission synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction (SXRPD)

L. León-Reina,a A. Cuesta,b M. García-Maté,c,d G. Álvarez-Pinazo,c,d I. Santacruz,c O. Vallcorba,b A. G. De la Torrec and M. A. G. Arandab,c*

aServicios Centrales de Apoyo a la Investigación, Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain,bALBA Synchrotron, Carrer de la Llum 2–26, Cerdanyola, 08290 Barcelona, Spain,cDepartamento de Química Inorgánica, Cristalografía y Mineralogía, Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain, and dX-Ray Data Services S.L., Edificio de institutos universitarios, c/ Severo Ochoa 4, Parque tecnológico de Andalucía, 29590 Málaga, Spain
Correspondence e-mail: Transmission synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction (SXRPD)

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Powder patterns for the lowest analyte content samples, CGpQ_0.12A and GFL_0.12X, were also measured using synchrotron radiation. SXRPD data were collected in Debye–Scherrer (transmission) mode using the powder diffractometer at the ALBA Light Source (Fauth et al., 2013[link]). The wavelength, λ = 0.77439 (2) Å, was selected with a double-crystal Si(111) monochromator and was determined using the NIST SRM640d Si standard (a = 5.43123 Å). The diffractometer is equipped with a MYTHEN-II detector system. The samples were loaded into glass capillaries 0.7 mm in diameter and were rapidly rotated during data collection to improve the diffracting-particle statistics. The data-acquisition time was 20 min per pattern to attain a very good signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio over the angular range 1–35° 2θ. Three patterns, taken at different positions along the capillaries, were collected for each sample.

SXRPD data for the amorphous content series, CZQ_xGl, were also measured at the ALBA Light Source. The experimental setup was the same as described above but the working wavelength was λ = 0.49591 (2) Å.


Fauth, F., Peral, I., Popescu, C. & Knapp, M. (2013). The new material science powder diffraction beamline at ALBA synchrotron. Powder Diffr. 28, S360–S370.Google Scholar

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