Match! Basics

Match! is a program for phase identification from X-ray powder diffraction data. By comparing the diffraction pattern of an unknown sample to patterns of known compounds stored in a database, it is able to identify the phases present in the unknown sample (or at least helps the user to do so...). The layout of the working area in the main window of Match! has been designed to best suite the requirements of this task.

Generally, an identification of the phases present in an unknown sample/powder proceeds as follows: