The Easiest & Best Way to do Rietveld Refinement Using FullProf software Suit
FullProf is the most used software for refinement X-ray diffraction results. FullProf is considered to be the most authenticate one. As it is very powerful software and it has lots of bugs also, the user should handle it with extreme care.
1) I have seen many people to use it without basic knowledge of it. Some people thinks that anyhow if they get very small value of chi sqr then that’s the best. But actually it can be worst if the all parameters are not in their allowed range. So one must always care about this.
2) New user always face difficulty to start. Then another problem is there: which one should be refined first and then which will be next and which one comes at last. Is there any rule?
The FullProf Suite (for Windows and Linux) is formed by a set of crystallographic programs (FullProf, WinPLOTR, EdPCR, GFourier, etc…) mainly developed for Rietveld analysis (structure profile refinement) of neutron (constant wavelength, time of flight, nuclear and magnetic scattering) or X-ray powder diffraction data collected at constant or variable step in scattering angle 2theta.
The different programs can be run either in stand alone form (from a console window or clicking directly in a shortcut) or from the interfaces WinPLOTR and/or EdPCR.
The programs within the FullProf Suite are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY of being free of internal errors. In no event will the authors (or their institutions) be liable to you for damages, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the programs (including but not limited to loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or a failure of the program to operate with any other programs). The authors are not responsible for erroneous results obtained with the programs.
Watch the Video here:
How to convert ANY (format) XRD data file to MS EXcel or ANY other formate : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tjDatNnepQ
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Soon I will write the step by step procedure as many reader asked us…………….. Thank you