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The type of O-Sialon produced is then analysed using a technique called X-ray diffraction. This type of analysis gives information about the structure and identity of the chemical phases formed in the fired ceramic. It enables a check on the phase purity of the product and an assessment as to whether the ceramic reactions have gone to completion.