Contact: James Eckert
Phone: 203-432-3181
Email: http://earth.geology.yale.edu/contact/index.cgi?netid=joe2

The Yale University (Geology & Geophysics) XRD facility houses an automated Scintag PAD V diffractometer installed in 1988. This diffractometer includes a two-circle (2-theta, omega) goniometer, Cu target X-Ray tube, and a liquid-nitrogen cooled germanium semiconductor detector. This type of detector enhances signal to noise ratios over those obtained with the standard scintillation detectors. Additional hardware available includes a transmission pole-figure (azimuth scan) sample holder.