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Match! is an easy-to-use software for phase analysis using powder diffraction data. 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, macOS and Linux.

A new version 4 will become available in the first half of 2024. The update will be free-of-charge for all Match! version 3 customers whose update permission time has not expired yet. Read what will be new in this version.

You can already watch a video showing the new profile-fitting search-match functionality in action!

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As reference database, you can apply the included free-of-charge COD database, 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 user database.
A list of Match!'s most prominent features can be found here.

Demonstration Version

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.

Match! News

February 14, 2024
A new Match! version 3.16 Build 288 has become available in which all currently known bugs have been fixed. More...

February 9, 2024
You can now watch a video showing the new profile-fitting search-match functionality in action!

January 10, 2024
For the upcoming Match! version 4, a first screenshot with comments and more details have become available. More...

December 7, 2023
A new edition of the COD reference database for Match! (now containing more than 506,000 entries!) has become available for download from here.

July 17, 2023
Match! has been verified to work with all upcoming 2024 versions of the ICDD PDF databases.

June 15, 2020
A new release of the "Cements" reference database (now containing 109 entries) has become available for download from here.

May 15, 2020
We have just published a new Match! tutorial video called "Advanced qualitative analysis" in which the determination of minor and trace phases is demonstrated.

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