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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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January InSession

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. JADE makes the task of processing and understanding your collected data simple and your results concise and easy to understand. Included in JADE Pro is Toolkit, with advanced analysis tools taking your materials characterization capabilities further. Spend an hour with ICDD for an overview on using the JADE Toolkit.

In this webinar, we will introduce the JADE Pro toolkit items:

  • Area Detector Images
  • XRD Digitizer
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Oriented Clay Patterns
  • RockJock Module
  • Microstructure Analysis
  • Charge Flipper
  • Alternate Structure Solution GUI
  • Laue/SAED Simulations
  • Regression Analysis Spread Sheet and 3D Scatter Plot Spread Sheet
Speaker
Steffen Webber

Dr. Steffen Weber

Senior Software Programmer
Steffen was born in East Germany and earned his PhD in Japan. He is a scientific application developer at MDI in California. Steffen has been with Materials Data for over 20 years. Materials Data is proud to now be part of the ICDD.

Upcoming Webinars


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

26 January 2022

 

 

Previous Webinars


“2D Pattern Analysis Using PDF-4+”

Speakers: Justin Blanton, Manager of Engineering and Design & Tom Blanton, ICDD Executive Director

Two-dimensional diffraction data contain abundant information about the phases, microstructure, and orientation of a solid material. In recent years, enhancements in detector technology have increased the use of two-dimensional detectors in academic, government, and industrial laboratories. This InSession webinar will demonstrate how to display X-ray, electron, and neutron two-dimensional diffraction patterns using the ICDD Powder Diffraction File™ (PDF®) PDF-4 databases. Phase identification for data obtained using two-dimensional diffraction data collection will also be presented, along with some new analysis features.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Display of Ring, SAED, and EBSD diffraction patterns

  • Importing two-dimensional data into PDF databases

  • Phase identification using two-dimensional diffraction data

“Setting Up Your Lab”

Speakers: Tom Blanton, Current ICDD Executive Director, & Tim Fawcett, Former ICDD Executive Director

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Sample preparation
  • Complimentary techniques
  • Diffractometer tips
  • Database and software options

“Pharmaceutical Characterization using PDF-4/Organics”

Speaker: Tim Fawcett, Former ICDD Executive Director

The analysis of pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical formulations can be difficult. The materials are often needles or platelets that tend to orient. Many pharmaceuticals are weakly scattering and poor absorbers so instrumental errors such as specimen displacement and transparency are common. A typical tablet formulation can contain noncrystalline, nanocrystalline and amorphous materials as part of the product design so typical single crystal databases have difficulty with the analysis. The PDF-4/Organics database Release 2022 is designed to overcome these difficulties through a combination of having the right types of data, with embedded applications and analysis software. This database has been specifically designed, and subsequently developed, over the last 20 years for pharmaceutical analyses. In this webinar we will explore design features and analysis applications.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  1. Data mining for specific compounds/polymorphs.
  2. Subfiles and data types.
  3. Instrumental corrections.
  4. Crystallite size and orientation adjustments.
  5. Identification by Search/Match and Similarity Index.

“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.

  • 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.

“Advantages of Using 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. PDF-4+ also includes enhanced analytical tools not typically found in other software or database packages.

  • Create powder diffraction simulations based on a wide range of radiation types:
    • X-ray diffraction
    • Neutron diffraction (constant wavelength and time-of-flight)
    • 2D (ring) pattern simulations
  • Create single crystal electron diffraction simulations:
    • Selected area electron diffraction (SAED)
    • Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)
  • Create 3D molecular structures (with support for modulated structures)
  • Perform whole pattern matching of non-crystalline/amorphous materials in the database
  • Analyze 2D diffraction patterns for phase identification
  • Analyze compositions extracted from X-ray fluorescence (XRF) data for phase identification