Inorganic Materials

, Volume 48, Issue 14, pp 1285–1290

Method of evolutionary structure-sensitive quantitative X-ray phase analysis of multiphase polycrystalline materials

  • I. S. Yakimov
  • A. N. Zaloga
  • L. A. Solov’ev
  • Ya. I. Yakimov


A method of quantitative X-ray phase analysis (QXPA) based on multiobjective evolutionary optimization for automatization and increase in accuracy of QXPA that is based on full-profile analysis by the Rietveld method is proposed. The two-level genetic algorithm performs the probabilistic evolution of profile and structural parameters by the criterion of minimization of the profile R factor and controls their refinement by the method of full-profile difference-differential analysis (a version of the Rietveld method). The method of evolutional QXPA is discussed by an example of a test mixture of minerals that was used in Round Robin on QPA CPD IUCr.


quantitative X-ray analysis evolutionary optimization genetic algorithms the method of Rietveld full-profile diffraction analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. S. Yakimov
    • 1
  • A. N. Zaloga
    • 1
  • L. A. Solov’ev
    • 2
  • Ya. I. Yakimov
    • 1
  1. 1.Siberian Federal UniversityKrasnoyarskRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarskRussia

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