GLG 432/532 Powder X-Ray Diffraction and Clay Analysis (3)

This course covers one of the most utilized analytical methods in geology and materials characterization, powder X-ray diffraction. It is a hands-on active learning course involving theory and application of diffraction to phase identification, structural analysis and quantitative analysis of clays, soils, sediments, etc. It also covers the mineralogy and crystal chemistry of the clay minerals.

Prerequisites: GLG 201 and CHM 141 or permission of instructor.

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