LITEXBEAM is an Open Access Facility for characterisation of solid materials structure, chemical and phase (compounds) composition at Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC), Lithuania.

Available services for structural and compositional characterisation of solids:

  1. XRD investigations of polycrystalline materials:
    1. Qualitative and quantitative phase analysis;
    2. Qualitative and quantitative phase analysis of micro-quantities using polycapillary optics;
    3. XRD examination at a high temperature (from +20 to +1100 ?C in vacuum or inert gas atmosphere);
    4. Determination of crystallite size, micro and macro stresses, preferred crystallographic orientation using pole figures;
    5. Investigations of thin films by in-plane technique;
    6. Investigations of epitaxial layers by rocking curves and reciprocal lattice mapping techniques;
    7. Determination of thickness, density and roughness of thin layer and multi-layers by x-ray reflectometry (XRR);
    8. Determination of size distribution of nanoparticles and nanopores by small angle scattering of x-ray (SAXS) in transmission and reflection modes.
  2. Qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis of powders, minerals, soil, catalysts, ceramics, glass, plastics, metals and alloys using WDXRF, electron microprobe analysis, x-ray photoelectrons and Auger electrons spectroscopy.
  3. Investigations of surface morphology using scanning electron microscopy (SEM and FE-SEM).
  4. Investigations of cross section using focussed ion beam (FIB) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM).
  5. Investigations of internal structure by transmission electron microscopy (TEM, EDX, EDS).
  6. Surface and metallographic investigations by optic microscopy.
  7. A product testing for fulfilment of RoHS requirements, qualitative and quantitative determination of hazardous materials.
  8. Precise quantitative determination of carbon and sulphur by carbon and sulphur analyser CS-2000.