# XRD d value Calculator

## XRD d value Calculator

#### Calculation Tutorial:

**STEP1:** Open the XRD graph of the material, which is obtained from the instrument.
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**STEP2:** Now zoom on the area for which you want to calculate the d value and note down the angle at which peak is shown.
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**STEP3:** Now enter the measured Peak Position (i.e. 31.8 degree) in "Peak Position (2 Theta)" column of the calculator. You should get the calculated results of the d value in the "Calculated Result" field.

**NOTE:** Default value of wavelength of LASER is set is 0.15418, which is mostly used in the instruments; and Order of Reflection is 1. You can also change these values as your desire if you want.

**Theory Behind Calculations:**
X-Rays are having wavelength between 0.01nm to 10nm. Hence X-Rays can penetrate inside the crystal structure of any material very easily; and tells us the properties of material while coming out from that material. Which is why X-Ray spectroscopy is very useful technique for characterization of different types of materials.

**Bragg's Law:**

Order of Reflection (n) × Wavelength (λ) = 2 × Interplanar spacing (d) × Sinθ

So, Interplanar spacing can be calculated easily from the formula as:

Interplanar spacing (d) = Order of Reflection (n) × Wavelength (λ) / 2 × Sinθ

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