Example of X-Ray Diffraction Analysis
 
 
 
thin section
Left: Thin sections showing a sandstone from which pure iron-rich chlorite has been extracted for the XRD analysis shown below.

Below left: Full colour plot used to illustrate clay fraction XRD data.

Below right:
Where mixed-layer clays are present, the complexities of overlapping reflections are deconvoluted to facilitate the measurement of peak properties.

 
print-out of XRD trace further analysis with Macdiff software
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