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ICDD monthly webinar

Mastering the PDF® Database and JADE® Software

ICDD’s FREE Monthly Webinar Series • Presented by ICDD® and Materials Data®


Welcome to ICDD’s monthly webinar series, covering topics relating to the Powder Diffraction FileTM and JADE®. Learn the potential of each – as well as the superpower they become when coupled together! In less than one hour, you will walk away with tips and tools to build your confidence and improve your productivity. You’ll be guided by ICDD’s and Materials Data’s experts and developers.

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Phase Identification using JADE

JADE is a powerful, all-purpose powder XRD pattern viewer, processing, and analysis program with great emphasis on quantification, phase ID, Whole Pattern Fitting (WPF), and Rietveld refinement tools. It makes the task of processing and understanding your collected data simple and your results concise and easy to understand. Spend an hour with ICDD and MDI for an overview on how to use JADE for Search/Match and phase identification.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  1. Create index files for phase identification from the PDF database
  2. Create your own custom database for phase identification
  3. Import and prepare the data for phase identification
  4. Use chemistry filters and other search criteria
  5. Identify major, minor, and trace phases
Rongsheng Zhou

Dr. Rongsheng Zhou (RZ)

Senior Software Developer

After earning his Ph.D. with Dr. Robert Snyder, RZ found his way to Materials Data in California. Since then, he has been responsible for the development of and daily enhancements to JADE through every OS starting with the first generation of Windows.

Upcoming Webinars

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While you’re waiting for the webinar, start exploring PDF-4+ and JADE now!

30 June 2021


28 July 2021

Previous Webinars

March 2021 – In Session
“Data Mining in PDF-4+”

Speaker: Justin Blanton, Manager of Engineering & Design

PDF-4+ combines the world’s largest sources of inorganic diffraction data from crystals and powders into a single database. The result is a comprehensive collection of inorganic materials, produced in a standardized format that can be rapidly searched for unknown phase identification. Extensive data mining is facilitated with 131 display fields coupled with 77 searches. This allows the user to find PDF entries of interest based on user-defined search criteria.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:
  • Perform searches based on elemental data, crystallographic data, physical properties, classifications, and more.
  • Combine multiple searches using Boolean logic.
  • Customize your search results by adding display fields and sorting table columns.
  • Create X-Y graphs, category graphs, and histograms based on your search results.