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XPads is the phase analysis module in the ADM suite that combines qualitative and quantitative analyzing and executes them simultaneously. All parameters can be freely selcted and set by the user. The simultaneous calculations of all results makes XPads suitable for the routine operation and for research purposes.

New Analysis Operation

Automatic, simultaneously running qualitative and quantitative phase analysis, changes in the qualitative inventory update automatically the quantitative results, calculation of the crystallographic data of the analyzed phases, suggestions for unidentified phases.

New Database Management

Management of ICDD databases, open-access web databases and custom databases, generation of user-defined subfiles (BES), Information Management from the databases through extensive sorting, filtering and presentation tools.

New Clear Screen Design

Analysis field and database field on one screen, Graphical and tabular view of the analysis presented simultaneously,
Easy adjusting of all analysis parameters in the parameter toolbar, Analysis steps selectable at any time by different riders, Screen controls and printing options selectable with one click.

Parameter toolbar

A parameter toolbar is used to enter all the relevant settings:

  • Sample name
  • Database (with or without subfile)
  • Filter Settings for the Databases:
    • Name
    • d-value 
    • PDF-Numbers 
    • Reference Cards Quality
    • Crystal System
    • Subfile
    • Chemistry


Phase analysis

Filters for the phase analysis:

  • Position for the reference angle (Maximum or COG)
  • Maximum angular deviation
  • Number of key reflections
  • Minimum Intensity for Candidates
  • Minimum intensity for the full analysis
  • Maximum R-value
  • Materials Group Formation

Start the phase analysis with a single mouse click.


Clear Database Area

The information about a phase are clearly divided into three tabs.

  • Tab Phase: 

    Name, quality, integration into subfiles, chemical formula and the interference table with the d-values​​, intensities and Miller indices.

  • Tab Diffraction Pattern: 

    Calculated diffraction pattern of the phase, 2Θ range adjustable, diffraction data can be exported to a data file.

  • Tab Parameters: 

    Reference properties, I / Ic values ​​(RIR) values​​, crystallographic and optical data, literature, and other general information.

Information about the contents of the database

  • Tab List:  

    Displays the contents of all phases of the databases after the application of the exclusion criteria in the parameter toolbar. The list can be sorted by mineral name, chemical name, chemical formulas, d-values ​​and space groups.

 Processing of databases

  • Easily create a user-defined database (BED).
  • Easily generate user-specific subfiles from the ICDD- and the BED databases.
  • Create a new reference card from a data file or by manually entering the data.
  • Existing reference cards can be edited.


Functional and clear Analysis Area

Functional and clear Analysis Area in three tabs and three sub-tabs:

  • Tab Candidates: 

    graphical and tabular presentation of the candidates for the qualitative phase analysis, sorted by probability (R-value).

  • Tab Tabular Comparison: 

    Tabular presentation of all measured peak positions with the selected reference card for the detailed review of the matches.

  • Tab Results: 
    • Sub-Tab Result
      • Qualitative and quantitative phase analysis
        • tabular presentation
        • graphical presentation
          • diffraction pattern of the sample
          • calculated diffraction pattern from the phase analysis
          • difference diffraction pattern
          • lattice parameters of the phases analyzed
          • Calculation of RIR-values
    • Sub-Tab List 

      tabular presentation of the phases analysis based on the assiciated matching items.

    • Sub-Tab Residual Intensities 

      Suggestions for unrecognized phases based on the remaining intensities still available.

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