X-Ray Techniques

Short Course Details

21, November 2017
2-4pm, Afternoon tea will be provided
Millenium Hotel, Rotorua,
$150

Registration

Registration is available during Conference Registration for all attending delegates.

Outline

While XRD is a very important tool for identifying and quantifying the mineralogy of crystalline compounds in rocks, soils, and other geological samples, the XRF and iTRAX core scanner are elemental and geochemical analysis techniques. The iTRAX Core Scanner is unique to New Zealand. This course aims to introduce the fundamental principles and applications of X-ray Diffraction (XRD), X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) and iTRAX Core Scanner and how they can be used in geoscience. 3 sessions will be covered within this short course.

Session1: X-ray Basics
X-ray Basics
X-rays & materials (mineral) characterisation
Available X-ray techniques and their areas of applications

Session 2: iTRAX Core Scanner and XRF
Introduction and application
Sample conditions/preparation
Data and Resolution
Advantages and Disadvantages

Session 3: X-ray diffraction XRD
Introduction and application
Sample conditions/preparation
Data and Resolution
Advantages and Disadvantages

The course will be delivered by Ilyas Qasim.

Ilyas Qasim holds a PhD in Solid State/Materials Chemistry from the University of Sydney, Australia where he studied Structural and Electronic Phase Transition in Transition Metal Oxides.

Since 2007, Ilyas has been working with materials synthesis and characterisation techniques including X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS). He has also hands-on experience in ICP-MS, GC-MS, TGA, TEM, XAS, magnetic and electrical characterisation of solid state materials.

Prior to his current role, Ilyas worked as a research assistant in Seoul National University, South Korea, and as a postgraduate teaching fellow in chemistry teaching laboratories (1st and 2nd year) in the University of Sydney, Australia.

 

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