Evaluation of laboratory powder X-ray micro-diffraction for applications in the fields of cultural heritage and forensic science

  title={Evaluation of laboratory powder X-ray micro-diffraction for applications in the fields of cultural heritage and forensic science},
  author={Silvie {\vS}varcov{\'a} and Eva Ko{\vc}{\'i} and Petr Bezdi{\vc}ka and David Hradil and Janka Hradilov{\'a}},
  journal={Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry},
The uniqueness and limited amounts of forensic samples and samples from objects of cultural heritage together with the complexity of their composition requires the application of a wide range of micro-analytical methods, which are non-destructive to the samples, because these must be preserved for potential late revision. Laboratory powder X-ray micro-diffraction (micro-XRD) is a very effective non-destructive technique for direct phase analysis of samples smaller than 1 mm containing crystal… 

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