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Epitaxial Thin Film Analysis - Application Training

About the training

The training will show the theoretical fundamentals and measurement techniques relevant for analysis of epitaxial thin films. The main focus is on using the D8 ADVANCE and DISCOVER diffractometers and the DIFFRAC.LEPTOS software. Prior basic knowledge of direct and reciprocal space, and fundamentals of diffraction methods are beneficial. The course will be conducted in English, therefore good knowledge of English is also required.

This course takes place in the same week as the “Polycrystalline Thin Film and Coatings Analysis” course.


Course Outline and Agenda

Day 1, 1 pm - 5pm

  • Introduction and Theory of High-resolution X-ray diffraction (HRXRD)
    • Reciprocal space
    • Different scan types
    • Epitaxial relationships


Day 2, 9am - 5pm

  • HRXRD sample alignment and measurements
    • Preparing measurements using the COMMANDER and WIZARD plug-in
    • HMeasurement set-up for reciprocal space maps
    • Different experimental set-ups
    • Data acquisition using different detector modes

Day 3, 9am - 1pm

    • Simulation and fit of diffraction data
    • Strategies for simulation

To register, please fill out the online registration form.

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.

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 50997-0
Fax: +49 721 50997-5222

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


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