Application Training

X-ray Quantitative Phase Analysis Basics

in Karlsruhe/Germany

About the Course

The course style (remote or hybrid) is defined next to the course dates. Remote training courses will be hosted via video conference, while for hybrid courses attendees can choose to attend either in-person at our Karlsruhe facility or remotely. The training content will be the same in both instances.

This training course will show the different methods used for quantitative phase analysis, with the focus on using the DIFFRAC.TOPAS software package. The course is intended for users with experience in XRD, new users are strongly encouraged to first attend the X-ray Powder Diffraction Basics course. The course will be conducted in either English or German, as shown on the course schedule page.

This course takes place in the same week as the “Powder Diffraction Basics” course.  

Remote courses will contain a morning and afternoon session.

Course Outline and Agenda

Day 1

  • Introduction to DIFFRAC.TOPAS
  • Profile fitting using fundamental parameters approach
  • Introduction to the Rietveld method
  • Quantitative phase analysis
  • Crystallite size and microstructure analysis


Day 2

  • Analyzing tricky samples (preferred orientation, microabsorption, ...)
  • User problems
  • Judging quality of Rietveld refinements
  • Customizing settings and reporting
  • Amorphous content determination


More details:

The participant should be familiar with the equipment and all its components and their functions. Knowledge of the basic principles of the operation of the system is a prerequisite. Training should not precede the installation of the system concerned.


  • April 17 - 18, 2024 – German | Hybrid
  • June 12 - 13, 2024 – English | Remote
    (on-site in Karlsruhe can be offered on request)
  • November 13 - 14, 2024 – German | Hybrid 
  • December 4 - 5, 2024 – English | Remote
    (on-site in Karlsruhe can be offered on request)


Further Information



German or English

Class size

Training should not precede the installation of the system concerned.

Class sizes are limited, so that each participant receives individual attention and participates in all hands-on activities. Early registration is encouraged as registrations are accepted on a first-come/first-served basis.

Attendance fee

For courses taking place at our Karlsruhe facility, the course price includes course materials, lunch, and refreshments. Travel and accommodation are not included.

For remote courses, the fee includes 1 hour of remote follow-up support (to be used within 1 month after completion of the course).


Registrations cancelled within 10 working days prior to the start of the course are subject to a cancellation fee of 30 %. Registered persons not attending the course without having given prior notice will be fully charged. We reserve the right to cancel a course if there are less than three registrants by the registration deadline.


For further information about the course content, please contact:

Dr. Dominique Ectors
Application Scientist XRD

For information about price, registration, or other questions:

Evi Breitinger

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