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Evaluate Match! with a time-limited demo version free-of-charge.

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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.


A product brochure including feature list, system requirements and prices is available for download.

Match! News

April 13, 2021
A new pre-release version of Match! has just become available in which the raw data smoothing has been improved and all known bugs have been fixed. More...

January 12, 2021
We have just released the new Match! version 3.11.3, providing several improvements and bug fixes. More...

December 16, 2020
A new release of the COD reference database (now containing nearly 463,000 entries!) has become available for download from here.

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...

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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