I have an intercalated layered crystal whose composition I want to determine in particlular the amount of intercaltion. Since single crystal xrd may be difficult, I was advised to try powder x-ray.
Is there a recommended powder x-ray method for intercalated layered crystals? For instance, I tried to no avail extended ultrasonic shaking in acetone to powderize the crystal but it didn't work. Also, wouldn't grinding a layered crystal affect its xrd pattern?