Basic in XRD - Application Training

About the training

This training course is designed for new and existing users of D2 and D8 family diffractometer systems. The course will show the theoretical fundamentals, sample preparation techniques as well as methods in qualitative and quantitative phase analysis. The main focus is on powder diffraction using the software package DIFFRAC.SUITE. The course will be conducted in either English or German, as shown on the course schedule page.


Course Outline and Agenda

Monday 10am - 5pm

  • Introduction to X-ray diffraction

    • Basic theory

  • Introduction to the instrument and measurement software

    • Data collection strategies


Tuesday 9am - 5pm

  • Theory: Good diffraction practice

    • Measurement and evaluation errors


    • Data reduction procedures
    • Qualitative phase analysis


Wednesday 9am - 5pm


    • Semi-quantitative phase analysis
    • Crystallographic evaluation
    • Creation and handling of the databases


Thursday 9am - 5pm

  • Hands-on and software modules (see further info below)


Friday 9am - 1pm

  • Hands-on and software modules (see further info below)


Hands-on and software modules

On Thursday and Friday, participants will break up into small groups to take part in up to 3 hands-on and software modules tailored to the needs of the individual. The available modules are:

  • Basic powder diffraction, including sample preparation
  • 2D diffraction with XRD2 components
  • Non-ambient diffraction
  • Grazing incidence diffraction
  • Diffraction in transmission geometry
  • Microdiffraction
  • Cluster analysis with DIFFRAC.EVA
  • Introduction to DIFFRAC.DQUANT
  • Introduction to DIFFRAC.TOPAS

To register, please fill out the online registration form.

More details

Class size

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

The course price includes course materials, lunch and refreshments. Travel and accommodation are not included.



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.


Our Facility

Bruker AXS GmbH
Training Center
Östliche Rheinbrückenstr. 49
76187 Karlsruhe

Tel: +49 721 50997-5347
Fax: +49 721 50997-5222

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For further information about the course content, please contact:
Dr. Michael Evans, Application Scientist XRD,


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