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X-ray Quantitative Phase Analysis Basics - Application Training

About the training

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.


Course Outline and Agenda

Day 1, 10am - 5pm

  • 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, 9am - 5pm

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

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. Michael Evans, Application Scientist XRD,


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