Event Name

Workshop on high-pressure multigrain crystallography

Start Date 28th Oct 2016
End Date 29th Oct 2016

With the developments in micro-beam technology many traditional high-pressure powder samples may contain only tens or hundreds of multiple grains, displaying “spotty” poor powder patterns in diffraction images. As a result, polycrystalline structural refinement for ultrahigh-pressure samples becomes increasingly difficult and the results could be uncertain. On the other hand, successful examples of growth and preservation of micron-sized single crystal samples above 100 GPa are challenging and extremely rare. The recently developed “multigrain crystallography” treats multiple grains as a collection of single crystallites, obtaining diffraction data from a few to hundreds of single crystallites simultaneously. The multigrain approach provides great promise for structure refinement of miniature samples at ultrahigh pressures. This workshop will bring scientists from multiple disciplinary fields to (1) discuss the current status of multigrain crystallography, (2) review the currently used algorithms and various experimental procedures at synchrotron facilities, and (3) identify the challenges and opportunities of multigrain crystallography in high pressure research. Both the diffraction techniques using monochromatic and polychromatic beams will be discussed in this two-day forum.

The workshop contents:

  •  Plenary sessions with invited speakers, first day
  •  Discussions, second day
  •  Promises and limitations
  •  Indexation
  •  Integration filtering and scaling
  •  2D/3D information
  •  Challenges and opportunities for high-pressure research

A registration fee of $150 will be assessed to all attendees except invited speakers.  This fee includes the cost of meals, coffee breaks, and an abstract volume. Registration fee paid via PayPal (Visa and Mastercard accepted).

Organizing Committee

  • Dmitry Popov (HPCAT), dpopov@carnegiescience.edu
  • Guoyin Shen (HPCAT), gshen@carnegiescience.edu
  • Stas Sinogeikin (HPCAT), ssinogeikin@carnegiescience.edu
  • Przemek Dera (University of Hawaii at Manoa), pdera@hawaii.edu

Local Administrator

Freda Humble, (630) 252-0479, fhumble@ciw.edu
Workshop contact: multigrainworkshop2016@carnegiescience.edu

Location Argonne, IL
United States
Contact Freda Humble
URL https://sites.google.com/carnegiescience.edu/multigrain2016/home

Category Workshops
Topics Accelerators | Characterisation of materials | High pressure | Powder diffraction