XRD Analytical & Consulting

X-ray powder diffraction is used to identify and quantify phases (i.e. minerals ) within a bulk sample.
Amorphous phases can be quantified by addition of a standard.


Who we are

XRD Analytical and Consulting cc is owned and run by Dr Sabine Verryn.

Sabine Verryn was born in Germany and immigrated to South Africa in 1981. She obtained the following degrees at the University of Pretoria, South Africa: BSc (Geology and Mathematics) (1984), BSc(Hons) (1985) (Geology), MSc (Mineralogy/Geochemistry) (1989) and PhD (Experimental Mineralogy) (2000).

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We perform X-powder diffraction analysis including data interpretation as well as consulting services to Industry, Individuals and tertiary education institutions

X-Ray Diffraction

Each crystalline phase has a unique powder diffraction pattern. Therefore it is possible to distinguish between compounds as the diffraction method is sensitive to structure and not just composition

Services Offered

Phase identification and quantification of crystalline materials by X-ray powder diffraction and much more …


Training courses are offered regularly (also on site if needed).

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On a personal note

Im married to Steve and we have three children. He is a quantitative geneticist and has mainly been working in forestry tree breeding research since 1990. 

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Save the environment

Approximately 90% of our electric energy is accounted for by solar. This saves approx. 6 ton of carbon emissions per year (the weight of a large male African elephant)