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Download reference patterns calculated from the COD free-of-charge.
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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.

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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.

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If you are interested in evaluating Match!, you can download a time-limited demonstration version free-of-charge.


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Match! News

October 8, 2020
The new Match! version 3.11.1 is basically a maintenance release, providing one minor improvement as well as fixes for all currently known bugs. More...

August 3, 2020
The new maintenance release 1.11k for Match! version 1 now works with the current (release 2020) as well as the upcoming release 2021 ICDD PDF database products. More...

July 29, 2020
A new release of the COD reference database (now containing more than 457,000 entries!) has become available for download from here.

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.

March 31, 2020
Using the new Match! version 3.10 you can now perform quantitative analyses using Toraya's "Direct Derivation" method, as well as benefit from several other improvements and bug fixes. More...

January 15, 2016
A maintenance release 2.4.7 for Match! version 2 has just become available. More...

November 21, 2013
A tutorial in Spanish language for Match! 2 has just become available.

September 23, 2013
Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Match! with a new tutorial video and a discount for updates.

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