Match! Video Tutorials
In addition to the comprehensive tutorial videos below, short video snippets that provide quick demonstrations of a certain feature or topic are available here.
Please select the tutorial video you would like to view from the list:
Match! Quick Start
-- March 11, 2014
This video is a good starting point for users who are new to our "Match!" software for phase analysis using powder diffraction data. It covers the basic steps and demonstrates the normal workflow. Starting with the import of the diffraction data, it covers the selection of the matching phases (qualitative analysis), the semi-quantitative analysis and finally the Rietveld refinement incl. quantitative analysis.
Reference Database Basics
-- July 6, 2018
In this video you will learn what reference databases are, and how you can use the ICDD PDF database products with Match! (as an alternative to the default COD reference database).
Match List Operations
-- September 25, 2015
This video provides a quick overview over all operations that can be carried out in the so-called "Match list" of "Match!", our software for phase analysis using powder diffraction data. For example, you will learn how to manually modify the quantitative amounts or phase titles.
Working in Match!'s Pattern Graphics
-- October 17, 2013
In this tutorial video we demonstrate how you can use the mouse and keyboard buttons to work in the diffraction pattern graphics. We will show you how to display and modify the background using the corresponding control points, how to manually mark, add, delete and edit peaks, the various options for zooming, how to use the tracking facility, and finally how to exclude certain ranges of the diffraction pattern. Match! version 2.1.3 will be used throughout the video.
Advanced Qualitative Analysis
-- May 15, 2020
This tutorial demonstrates how to use advanced features and options for qualitative analysis in Match!, in order to determine minor and trace phases. This will be demonstrated on an example from the IUCr CPD Round Robin on Quantitative Phase Analysis.
Rietveld refinement using Match!
-- September 17, 2013
In this video we demonstrate how Rietveld refinement calculations can be performed. You will learn how to setup and evaluate Rietveld refinement calculations using the Match! user interface, while the actual calculations are run by the well-known software package "FullProf" in the background. As an example, we refine the diffraction pattern and crystal structure of LaB6.
Crystallite size estimation (Scherrer) and more
-- October 4, 2016
The main new features in Match! 3.3 are demonstrated in this video: Crystallite size estimation (using the Scherrer formula), new displaying option "stick pattern" for the peak positions, displaying of stick pattern in data sheet,
and the simultaneous viewing of given and refined crystal structures in Diamond.
Indexing using Treor and Dicvol
-- January 18, 2018
Match! can also be applied to run indexing (= unit cell determination) calculations, with the well-known indexing programs Treor and Dicvol in the background.
Crystal Structure Solution using Match! and Endeavour
-- February 2, 2018
Starting with the qualitative analysis of a mineral sample's powder diffraction pattern using "Match!", we demonstrate in this video how to deal with an unknown phase detected in the sample: After indexing the peaks of this phase using Match! along with Treor, the crystal structure is solved using "Endeavour". Finally, the newly determined crystal structure is visualized using our corresponding software package "Diamond".