Jose Brum, one of our XRD Applications Scientists, took part in publishing a paper and presentation in cooperation with Virginia Commonwealth University.
The researchers conducted a geochemical analysis to understand the differences in the characteristics between the soils in Meherrin, Virginia and the nearby soils of the Virginia Piedmont Region.
X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis of separated magnetic particles was conducted using an Olympus TERRA® XRD instrumentwith a cobalt anode X-ray tube. The results are indicative of a possible extraterrestrial or volcanic source of iron-enriched mineral phases.
Check out the presentation:
Posted with permission from Virginia Commonwealth University.
You can also read the conference abstract.
The battery-powered TERRA XRD analyzer in the field.