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New Capabilities for 2020

To enhance the value of the PDF® software, ICDD has incorporated many new developments for the 2020 product release. Every year, we at ICDD listen to our customers to create a better product for our users. Below are just some of the many value-added developments designed to make the ICDD products more functional and powerful for 2020.

Composition Graphs

The composition graph allows the user to search the ICDD Powder Diffraction File™ (PDF) database and group binary and ternary PDF entries based on their composition values (atomic percent or weight percent). Each unique composition is displayed as a colored point on a triangular graph and represents one or more PDF entries. The position and color of the points are based on the ratio of the elements in the composition. Compositions with a higher ratio of element A will be closer to the left vertex and will have redder coloring. Compositions with a higher ratio of element B will be closer to the right vertex and will have greener coloring. For ternary systems, compositions with a higher ratio of element C will be closer to the top vertex and will have bluer coloring.
New Capabilities Composition

Phase ID Features in SIeve & SIeve+

New Capabilities SIeve
• Import Proto *.xml files
• Import Shimadzu *.raw files
• Import MDI *.dif files
• Many data file types already supported
New Capabilities Diffraction Pattern
Shows where a potential Kα2 line and Kβ line may exist in relation to the user-defined Kα1 line using the mouse cursor position.

New Features for Simulations

• Dynamic preferred orientation

• Visually compare experimental data with simulated diffraction patterns to determine the amount of preferred orientation.

New Capabilities Diffraction Pattern

Importing 2D Diffraction Patterns in SIeve+

New Capabilities 2D

Option to enhance image contrast

2D-to-1D integration now supports multi-core processors for faster analysis

New Capabilities 2D

Compare 2D Diffraction Pattern Directly in SIeve+

New Capabilities SIeve
  • Split view for easier comparison
  • Dynamically change crystallite size of 2D simulations
  • Increase intensity brightness for 2D simulations
  • Support comparison of multiple 2D frames

Similarity Indexes Now Support Multi-Core Processors

Similarity indexes comparing user imported experimental data with PD3 raw data patterns in the database.

New Capabilities

Processing Times in Seconds

  • Depressants - 213
  • Clays - 335
  • Polymers - 1,336
ICDD 2020 Products

PDF-4+ 2020 contains 426,000+ entries. It 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.

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PDF-4/Minerals is the most comprehensive collection of mineral data in the world! Ninety-seven percent of all known mineral types, as defined by the International Mineralogical Association (IMA), are represented in the database, as well as many unclassified minerals.

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The PDF-4/Organics provides the best of both worlds by including single crystal and powder diffraction data together in a single, edited, and standardized database.

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How “good” is your database? The PDF-2 has just got even better! ICDD’s search-indexing software, SIeve, has been included FREE!
PDF-2 2020 features 311,500+ entries for rapid and accurate phase identification.

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