Phase Identification from Powder Diffraction
Match! is an easy-to-use software for phase identification from powder
It compares the diffraction pattern of your sample to a database
containing reference patterns in order to identify the phases which are
present. Additional knowledge about the sample like known phases, elements or density can
be applied easily.
In addition to this qualitative analysis, a quantitative analysis (using Rietveld refinement) can be performed as well.
You can easily setup and run Rietveld refinements from within Match!, with the actual calculations being
performed automatically, using the well-known program FullProf (by J. Rodriguez-Carvajal) in the background.
Match! provides a gentle introduction into Rietveld refinement, from fully automatic operation to the "Expert" mode.
The software runs natively on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
As reference database, you can apply the included free-of-charge COD
database and/or ICSD/Retrieve (if you have a valid licence), use any
ICDD PDF product, and/or create a user database based on your own diffraction patterns.
The user database patterns can be edited manually, imported from peak files, calculated
from crystal structure data (e.g. CIF files), or imported from your colleague's
A list of Match!'s most prominent features can be found here.
If you are interested in evaluating MATCH!, you can download
a time-limited demonstration version free-of-charge.
A product brochure including feature list, system requirements and prices is
available for download.