Combined XRD-XRF Analysis: Quantitative Analysis of Geological Samples

XRD-XRF Lab Report

XRD and XRF are highly complementary materials analysis methods which, when used together, greatly improve the accuracy of phase identification and quantitative analysis.


The combination of both methods provides an increase in the numbers of measured parameters, which means that fewer assumptions are needed for analysis. This in turn provides not only greater accuracy of results, but also increases the range of samples that can be measured to include samples about which little or nothing is known in advance.