Event Name

Debye & Rietveld: A 100 & 50 year celebration

Start Date 22nd Sep 2016
End Date 22nd Sep 2016
Description [Peter Debye and Hugo Rietveld]

Diffraction of radiation is used to determine the atomic structure of materials. The technique developed more than 100 years ago, using single crystals, which are hard to get or to make.

Exactly 100 years ago, Peter Debye alleviated this limitation with the invention of powder diffraction, making sample preparation a piece of cake.

Then 50 years later, Hugo Rietveld introduced a data analysis method that enabled accurate determination of the 3D crystal structure from the obtained powder data.

These two major steps forward make powder diffraction a standard tool in academia and industry today.

We want to celebrate the centennial + golden jubilee with you on 22 September 2016.

Day Programme
09:00 Registration and coffee
09:30 Welcome
Huub Kooijman (Shell)
09:40 The Rietveld Method
10:00 Debye-Scherrer: An Accidental Invention 
Jurrie Reiding (Maastricht University)
10:30 Coffee
10:45 Powder diffraction in direct space: How the Pair Distribution Function can complement powder diffraction
Reinhard Neder (Univ. Erlangen)
11:25 Powder diffraction: providing one of the best views of the material world
Bill David (Univ. Oxford)
12:05 lunch, posters, exhibition
13:30 How much information can be deduced from a powder pattern: A tribute to Peter Debye and Hugo Rietveld
Robert Dinnebier (MPI Stuttgart)
14:10 Debye and Rietveld in industrial applications
Jaap Louwen (Albemarle)
14:40 Debye equation: How did it evolve?
Paolo Scardi (Univ. Trento)
15:20 Tea and posters
15:50 Neutrons And X-rays for battery materials
Marnix Wagemaker (TU Delft)
16:20 Macromolecular Powder Diffraction: Past, Present, Future
Irene Margiolakis (Univ. of Patras)

Evening Programme
17:00 Boat cruise leaving from STCA through Amsterdam canals
19:00 Dinner at restaurant along the IJ river.


Location Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Contact Bram Schierbeek
URL https://debye-rietveld.nl/

Category Conferences
Topics Materials | Neutron scattering | Powder diffraction