Hierarchical Green-Energy Materials Research Center (Hi-GEM)


X Ray Diffractometer/XRD


1. Equipment Manager

  • Administrator:Dr. Yu-Min Shen (Mobile: +886 910975178, Office: +886 6-2757575#34260)

(Email: ymshen0728@outlook.com Please specify the title in the mail: HiGEM-XRD_自行/委託操作_使用單位)

  • Agent: Dr. Ching-Huan Lee +886 6-2757575#34259, +886 933531372
  • Accounting Staff: Chu, I-Ting +886 6-2757575#34257

Annotation1: For those who need entrusted operation, please skip to item 9 to view the relevant instructions, and discuss the details of X-ray diffraction analysis with the equipment manager in advance.

Annotation2: If you need to operate by yourself, please skip to item 10 to view the relevant regulations and instructions.


2. Equipment introduction

  • Model: X Ray Diffractometer (D8 Advance ECO) Download Brochure
  • Date of purchase: December, 2018
  • Location: Room 9090, Science and Technology Building, NCKU

3. Introduction

  The X-ray diffractometer uses accelerated electrons to hit the metal target to generate X-rays, and then irradiates the X-rays on the surface of the material. Due to different crystal structures, the interplanar spacing (d) will be different, and only in X-rays When the incident angle of light irradiation satisfies Bragg's law (Bragg's law) 2dhkl sinθ=nλ (where hkl is the index of each crystal plane), constructive interference will occur. At this time, the detector ( The detector) can receive a strong diffracted beam signal, which is mainly determined by the shape, size and symmetry of the unit cell, so the angles of constructive interference between different materials or different structures are also different.Basically, X-ray diffraction experiments of crystals provide two important information: one is the position of the diffraction peak (2θ), and the other is the intensity of the diffraction front (I). The first piece of information provides information on the shape and size of the crystal's unit cell (ie, lattice parameters); the second piece of information provides information on the types and positions of the constituent atoms within the crystal. With the change of the crystal structure and composition of the material, these two data are different for each crystal, just like the fingerprint of human beings, that is, different crystalline compounds will produce different {2θhkl, I hkl} combined diffraction patterns Therefore, X-ray diffraction analysis can be used to determine which mineral crystal or crystalline material the material belongs to.


4. Service

  • Powder/Film Diffraction Analysis
  • Phase identification of polycrystalline constituents
  • Crystallinity Analysis
  • In situ Electrochemical X-ray Diffraction Analysis of Lithium Battery Materials (It is necessary to use the electrochemical cell approved by the center, the following is an example.)


5. Precautions

  • Applicable sample type: solid powder, thin film, thick film
  • The sample measurement surface should be as flat as possible.
  • The electrochemical cell used for on-site analysis needs to be approved by the center.


6. Opening hours

    (Open all hours)

7. Precautions for reservation

  • After being authenticated by the center, you can register an appointment account online and make an appointment online.
  • If there is a need for a long-term on-site electrochemical experiment, the facility administrator must be informed 3 days before the experiment, and an appointment should be made during the time slot (優先 In-situ) in the table above.
  • If the time period (優先 In-situ) is not used, it can be used for general operations.

8. Charge Information


  • If you do not pay the fee for more than two weeks, you will be notified in advance. If the payment is still in arrears, your teacher and all laboratory personnel will stop entering the HG card machine control.
  • The charging method is mainly based on the transfer of funds planned by the Ministry of Science and Technology. You can also apply for a pre-issued receipt with the center and pay in cash through the online payment platform.https://reurl.cc/Q3mbl0

9. Delegated operation

  • For those who need entrusted operation, please contact the equipment administrator to discuss the details of analysis.
  • Please fill in the form委託操作服務申請表(下載), and please send it to the central office equipment administrator, or email to  ymshen0728@outlook.comafter scanning. The center will help arrange the OEM time.
  • Operation time: Mainly Monday and Tuesday morning 09:00-13:00 (The actual operation time is mainly notified by the equipment administrator.)


10. Relevant regulations on self-operated machine training

  • Users must participate in radiation protection education and training for more than 3 hours, and obtain a radiation education and training certificate, or have received more than 3 hours of radiation protection education and training conducted by other radiation protection training companies approved by Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan.
  • The training methods includes basic principles and training (2hrs), practice (2hrs), certification (2hrs). The fees are as shown in the table above.
  • Users must fill in儀器設備訓練課程申請表(下載), and delivery to the center. Those who have been certified as qualified have to sign『國立成功大學跨維綠能材料研究中心儀器使用承諾書』(下載)before using the machine.
  • Permission

    • Level A: Accept the training, practice, and certification courses of the center, and obtain certification and 100 hours of use. After being approved by the equipment manager, you can become an A-level user. They can operate the instruments by themselves, be responsible for instrument training courses, entrust service work, and maintain the functionality of the instruments and equipment, and have the highest authority to use the instruments and equipment.
    • Level B: Requires central training, hands-on, certification courses, and certification. The instrument can be operated by itself.


11. Related documents

國立成功大學跨維綠能材料研究中心儀器設備使用及管理辦法 (Regulation of Instrument Management in HiGEM Research Center, NCKU)

國立成功大學跨維綠能材料研究中心儀器使用承諾書 (Commitment for Instrument of the HiGEM Research Center, NCKU)

儀器設備訓練課程申請表 (Facility Training Program Application)

委託操作服務申請表 (OEM Services Application Form)