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Material Science

We can quickly identify and quantify the contents of solid samples using several powerful techniques. XRD and ATR-IR provide powerful insight into both the structure and chemistry.

Solid Samples Require Unique Analytical Expertise.

McCampbell Analytical Inc. can quickly identify and quantify the contents of solid samples using several powerful techniques. To identify and quantify the compounds that are in a sample, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR-IR ) provide powerful insight into both the structure and chemistry.

For compound identity of samples likely to be inorganic (for example minerals, metals, soils) X-ray Diffraction is the method of choice.

XRD can answer general questions like:

  • What is this residue settling in my liquid product?
  • What is this hard scale building up on my equipment?
  • What contaminating iron minerals are in this cement sand?
  • What is the stuff building up on my filter?

Or technical questions like:

  • Is this silica sample quartz or cristobalite?
  • Which zeolite variety is in this sample?
  • Or even: Is this a meteorite?