Melbourne X-Ray Diffraction Platform

X-Ray Diffraction and Residual Stress measurements


Ms. Liz Goodall


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Post author: Lauren Hyde. Last update: 02/11/2015 at 10:38 am by Lauren Hyde.


X-ray diffraction (XRD) provides information on the structure of your material. We have two instruments capable of collecting X-ray diffraction data on a wide range of sample types.

The laboratory can provide a variety of services including:

  1. Crystalline phase identification
  2. Quantitative phase analysis
  3. Crystallite size/microstrain analysis
  4. Residual stress measurements
  5. Retained austenite measurements
  6. Data interpretation and analysis
  7. Synchrotron and neutron diffraction assistance
  8. Consultancy and integration into research programs



The laboratory is well-equipped to collect diffraction data from a wide range of samples, and is well experienced in the quantitative analysis of data to give the amounts of each phase present in the specimen.


The instruments are available as a fee-for-service and are operated by the Platform Support Officer. Please contact Liz to discuss the questions you would like answered.

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Ms. Liz Goodall

Ms. Liz Goodall

Facility Node Manager at The University of Melbourne, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

P: 90356682 | Email |


D8 Advance X-Ray Diffractometer

Powder X-ray diffractometer (XRD) used for X-ray diffraction measurements.

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Residual Stress X-Ray Diffractometer

X-Ray Diffractometer used for Measuring residual stress in materials.

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Melbourne X-Ray Diffraction Platform

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Materials Institute. 1, 1, Victoria, Australia.

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Type: Core facility in a research organisation
Discipline areas: Engineering Science, Materials Science
Precinct: Central
Affiliations: The University of Melbourne