XRPD sample preparation laboratory

Referente
Maria Chiara Dalconi

Attività

This laboratory is designed to prepare samples both for X-ray powder diffraction and other analytical techniques requiring specimens as fine powders. It is advisable using the lab only for small-volume (max. 20 mL) solid samples.

Separating the clay-size fraction from coarser particles and ethylene glycol treatment to expand swelling clays are also feasible in this lab.

Strumentazione

  • agate mortars and pestles (hand grinding)
  • McCrone ® Micronizing mill with zirconia grinding elements indicated for obtaining grain sizes < 5 micron
  • analytical balance (max 220 g, precision 0.1 mg)
  • internal standards for quantitative phase analyses (zincite, corundum)
  • specimen holders for Panalytical diffractometers operating in Bragg-Brentano geometry: 27 mm and 17 mm cavity diameter, Si zero-background holders, holders for bulk samples
  • boron glass capillaries for X-ray diffraction measurements in transmission geometry.

Sede

Dipartimento di Geoscienze - via G. Gradenigo, 6 - 35131 Padova (Italy)

Contatti

RESPONSABILE:  Dott.ssa Maria Chiara Dalconi - Tel. +39 0498279163 

Norme di accesso
PDF icon Rules of access to the laboratory.pdf

Dettagli

Access to the XRPD sample preparation laboratory is allowed upon reservation

LABORATORY ACCESS BOOKING CALENDAR

and presentation of the following documentation:

1) Authorization to access the laboratories

2) Certificate of successful completion of the following courses (at first access):

PERSONALE ITALIANO:

FORMAZIONE SPECIFICA per ATTIVITA' A RISCHIO ALTO (Base 12 h): 

https://elearning.unipd.it/formazione/course/view.php?id=199

FORMAZIONE SPECIALISTICA per il corretto utilizzo delle attrezzature del laboratorio e delle procedure di lavoro (Dichiarazioni di addestramento)

FOREIGN STAFF:

The course is for undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students and any others who require access to the laboratories       

GENERAL TRAINING (4 hours):  https://elearning.unipd.it/formazione/course/view.php?id=114

SPECIFIC TRAINING: https://elearning.unipd.it/formazione/course/index.php?categoryid=30 (chemical, mechanical and electrical risk)

SPECIALISTIC TRAINING for the correct use of laboratory equipment and work procedures (Training reports)


For any further information, please contact the lab manager M. Chiara Dalconi                           

(e-mail: mariachiara.dalconi@unipd.it) or Marco Favero (e-mail: xrpd.geoscienze@unipd.it)

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