"Terra", is the first truly portable combination XRF/XRD system designed specifically for rock and mineral analysis. Now “field work” can really be done in the field. Terra can be configured with everything you need to acquire and analyze diffraction data in a rugged compact case. With our patented sample handling system not only is sample preparation time minimized but accuracy in peak identification previously only available using laboratory based systems can be achieved.
XRD is the technique of choice for accurate identification of minerals, while XRF adds elemental information frequently essential for accurate phase ID. XRD data from Terra can be readily analyzed using the software of a laboratory XRD instrument, or third party applications like Jade (MDI), XPowder, Match! (Crystal Impact), CrystalSleuth (Univ. of Arizona), etc. Identification of phases also requires the use of a librairy such as the ICDD Powder Diffraction Files or the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Databases.