The Reference Pattern Database

Match! identifies phases in a sample by comparing its powder diffraction pattern to reference patterns of known phases. Hence, it needs a so-called "reference database" in which these reference patterns are provided. The reference databases are managed in the so-called "Reference Database Library" dialog.

There are several options for obtaining a reference database:

You cannot only use one or the other of the above-mentioned reference databases but also combinations of them. For example, you can combine diffraction patterns of your own compounds with the COD database that is installed with Match!.

Please note: