X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) is an essential technique in the pharmaceutical sciences with applications that include positive material identification, quantification of APIs and excipients, and determination of degree of crystallinity/amorphous. Because diffraction relies on long-range ordering within a material, XRPD can provide insights into structural polymorphism, supplementing the molecular information gathered from NMR and spectroscopic techniques.
In this webinar, we will provide an overview of XRPD with discussion topics that include common instrument geometries, best practices for sample preparation, and data analysis examples.
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Senior Application Scientist, Bruker Corporation
Nathan is a Senior Application Scientist for Bruker’s X-ray division with a specialization in powder diffraction techniques. His research interests include structure-property relationships in functional oxides and intermetallics, quantitative mineralogy, and non-ambient diffraction. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Louisiana State University and his Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from Penn State University.