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X-ray diffraction
  • William Guffey
William Guffey
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Abstract

The goal of this experiment was to analyze and identify metallic samples. We use an X-ray diffraction machine to analyze the crystal structure of five different samples. We analyzed the diffraction peaks of each sample and calculated their lattice constants. By comparing to literature values, we were able to validate the identity of silicone, bronze, brass, and pure copper powder, and identify an unknown substance to be tantalum.