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X-ray diffraction: structure and texture

XRD 01

Hands on workshop covering theoretical framework and software used for X-ray analysis (4 days)

Brunel University London (Experimental Techniques Centre with the collaboration of BCAST) is pleased to offer a 4 days residential course on X-Ray diffraction with international experts on advanced theoretical and practical course. The course content includes:

  • Powder and single crystal diffractometry
  • Experimental set up
  • TOPAS software
  • GSAS 2 software
  • MAUD software
  • in situ single crystal analysis
  • Single crystal ab initio structure determination

Location

Experimental Techniques Centre, Bragg Building, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge

Speakers

  • Monica Dapiaggi: Associate Professor at University of Milan, has a long experience on powder diffraction, at room temperature and at non ambient conditions, in structural refinement (Rietveld method) and in peak shape analysis. Monica works with laboratory instruments, and with non-conventional sources (synchrotron radiation, thermal and pulsed neutrons).

  • Matteo Leoni: Associate professor at University of Trento, has a long experience in the use of diffraction for non-structural and microstructural studies. He developed advanced methods and software for the determination of the microstrucure from data collected in laboratory and at large scale facilities.

  • Chris Frampton: Co-founder and scientific advisor at Nuformix Ltd. and Honorary Professor at Brunel University and crystallography consultant. Chris is an expert in single crystal diffraction and ab initio structure reconstruction.

  • Michele Zema: Executive Outreach Officer at Intl. Union of Crystallography, Lecturer in Mineralogy and Crystallography at University of Pavia. Michele is an expert in structural chemistry and the use of XRD for investigation of crystal behaviour under non-ambient conditions and cation order-disorder processes.

  • Luca Lutterotti: Professor at University of Trento. Luca is an expert in Rietveld, stress and texture analysis. He created the software MAUD for texture and quantitative analysis using diffraction and combined techniques.

Programme

Programme

 

Morning

Afternoon

17/09

 

Powder Diffraction (PD): Monica Dapiaggi

  •   2h theory

GSAS2 software (PD): Monica Dapiaggi

  •   2h lecture
  •   1h tutorial
 

GSAS2 software (PD)Monica Dapiaggi

  •   1h lecture
  •   1h tutorial

TOPAS software (PD): Matteo Leoni

  •   1h lecture
  •   1h tutorial
 

18/09

 

TOPAS software (PD): Matteo Leoni

  •   2h lecture
  •   2h tutorial
 

Single crystal X-Ray diffraction: Chris Frampton

  •   1h equipment

Single crystal X-Ray diffraction: Chris Frampton, Michele Zema

  •   3h Theory and practice
 

19/09

 

Single crystal X-Ray diffraction: Chris Frampton

  •   2h ab initio structure determination

Single crystal X-Ray diffraction: Michele Zema

  •   2h In situ analyses
 

Single crystal X-Ray diffraction: Chris Frampton, Michele Zema

  •   2h Sample preparation

Single crystal X-Ray diffraction: Chris Frampton, Michele Zema

  •   2h Practical set-up
 20/09  

MAUD software (PD): Luca Lutterotti

  •   2h lecture
  •   2h tutorial
 

MAUD software (PD): Luca Lutterotti

  •   2h lecture
  •   2h tutorial

Attendance fee

£850 (Includes accommodation, subsistence and course notes)

To attend please email the organisers