X-ray Diffraction Platform

  • Levy, Colin (Technical team)
  • Cernik, Robert (CoI)
  • Harrison, Gary (Technical team)
  • Whitehead, George (Technical team)
  • Vitorica-Yrezabal, Inigo (Technical team)
  • Waters, John (Technical team)
  • Warren, John (Technical team)

Project Details


The School of Materials has nine x-ray diffractometer systems
which cover techniques such as residual stress analysis, texture (preferred
orientation) analysis, phase identification in crystalline and semi crystalline
powders and solid materials. Machines are available for examination of both
small specimens and large components, and for a wide range of materials.

What we do

We endeavour to operate and provide an effective and efficient XRD laboratory. Our goal is to help you get the best information from your samples within the limitations of our equipment and time.
How we do itTo do this we offer:Data Collection1:1 training on each diffractometer system which is most relevant/appropriate for your project (as defined to us at the time of registration) or

A service queue to allow you to submit a fair and reasonable
number of samples at irregular intervals.


Training to help you grasp the basic operation of the
software packages required to interpret your collected data.

Experimental Equipment

We appreciate that to maintain world class capabilities we
need to innovate so we do just that developing new experimental equipment.

Laboratory Classes

We generate, teach and provide laboratory class to
undergraduate and MSc students as part of the School of Materials teaching



We will help prepare data, script and proof read manuscripts

for peer review, with the appropriate level of acknowledgement.

Contact UsEquipment BookingGeneral Enquiries – machine bookings, training, etc. We can be reached by email or by phoning us using the details below. Or you can drop by and visit us at B10, The Mill. All users must be registered via our portal

(available only on UoM network) before they can submit samples or operate


Senior Experimental OfficerDr. John E. Warren tel: +44 (0)161 306 3608


Experimental Officer

Gary Harrison tel: +44 (0)161 306 5947G.Harrison@manchester.ac.ukCommercial
Materials Testing & Analysis tel: +44 (0)161 306 5948Dr. Andrew Winn, Senior Project Officera.j.winn@manchester.ac.ukMr. Peter Worth, Quality ManagerPeter.Worth@manchester.ac.uk
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