IUCr Newsletter - Volume 24, Number 4 - 23
Fundamentals of X-ray Powder Diffraction: June 5-9
For the novice with some XRD knowledge or for the experienced with an interest in the theory behind XRD, this clinic offers a strong base for increased lab performance. The clinic covers
instrumentation, specimen preparation, data acquisition and
qualitative phase analysis through live demonstrations.
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Advanced Methods in X-ray Powder Diffraction: June 12-16
For the experienced XRD scientist, this session offers enhanced analysis skills through intense problem solving, as well as
an introduction to the Rietveld Method. The course emphasizes
computer-based methods of data collection and interpretation,
both for qualitative and quantitative phase analysis.
Rietveld Refinement & Indexing Workshop 1 & 2: September 25-29 Basic Workshop (1): September 25-27 *Advanced
Workshop (2): September 27-29
Powder pattern indexing and Rietveld structural refinement
techniques are complementary and are often used to completely
describe the structure of a material. Successful indexing of a powder pattern is considered strong evidence for phase purity. Indexing is considered a prelude to determining the crystal structure,
and permits phase identification by lattice matching techniques.
This workshop introduces the theory and formalisms of various
indexing methods and structural refinement techniques along with
quantitative analysis. One unique aspect of this workshop is the
extensive use of computer laboratory problem solving and exercises that teach method development in a hands-on environment.
Visit www.icdd.com/education, for more information and prerequisites for the advanced Rietveld course.♦
Packing for India
WiLLiaM L. DUax
Plan to take 20 lbs of crystallographic text books that you haven't
opened in five years to the IUCr
Congress in Hyderbad. Your old
books will be welcomed and eagerly read by the next generation of crystallographers who look
to the IUCr for guidance and support.
As CEO of the American Crystallographic Association and
Editor of the IUCr newsletter I have been asked many times to
find a new home for collections of crystallographic texts at the
time of a crystallographers retirement or death.
Shipping costs made it difficult to send collections of books
to countries that could most benefit from them. Whenever I
have brought copies of ACA transactions and IUCr Newsletters
to an IUCr meeting and made them available to attendees they
have been gratefully welcomed.
I urge you to bring 20 lbs or more of books on crystallography or science to Hyderbad and place them on a table at the
IUCr booth. You will have made a valuably contribution to the
future of crystallography and your name on the fly page will let
the recipient know you care.♦
IUCr Newsletter ♦ Volume 24, Number 4 ♦ 2016
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