X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD)

Bruker D8 Advance Model (installed June 2010)


X-ray diffraction is a primary tool to identify and estimate percentages of fine-grained mineral phases. Used by Middlebury students and Pete Ryan to investigate clay mineralogy in soils and rocks throughout the world.

Department of Geology

McCardell Bicentennial Hall
276 Bicentennial Way
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753