A Method for Quantitative Mineralogical Analysis by X-Ray Powder Diffraction

W. A. Mitchell
The Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen

Summary: A method of quantitative analysis by photometry of X-ray powder diffraction patterns is described. Co- radiation is used and absorption difficulties are overcome by using thin diluted specimens containing an internal standard. An arbitrary universal intensity scale has been established and the values for the stronger lines of a number of minerals are given. Within individual patterns these are consistent with published data obtained by counter diffractometry.

Mineralogical Magazine; June 1960 v. 32; no. 249; p. 492-499; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1960.032.249.08
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