Thirty years of energy-dispersive powder diffraction

S. M. Clark*

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Energy-dispersive powder diffraction (EDPD) has now been in routine use for over thirty years. During that time it has been applied to a wide range of academic and industrial problems. The advent of image plate and charged coupled device (CCD) area detectors has enabled the use of monochromatic radiation for many of the applications traditionally reserved for EDPD. Here the basic principles and major applications of EDPD are reviewed, the impact of image plate and CCD detectors is assessed and the possible future roles for EDPD is explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-92
Number of pages36
JournalCrystallography Reviews
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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