Event Name

4th School of the Argentinian Crystallography Association

Start Date 5th Nov 2012
End Date 9th Nov 2012

IV School of the Argentina Association of Crystallography 

Fundamentals and Applications of X-Ray Powder Diffraction


  • To provide students with the necessary theoretical background and knowledge the most important experimental diffraction X-ray powder including fundamental and advanced aspects.
  • To introduce students to various applications of the technique and tools for data analysis required to address each case.


The mode of dictation School consist of lectures and practical classes with a total workload of 40 h. Practical classes will include the collection of experimental data and using different analysis programs with free access. The evaluation will consist of a written exam scheduled for November 10 in early morning.


The School is particularly aimed at postgraduate students (areas of chemistry, physics, biology, geology, engineering and related) who need to use X-ray powder diffractionas a working tool.

Main topics

  • Theoretical Foundations of powder diffraction
  • Experimental Aspects
  • Crystallographic symmetry and Index Allocation
  • Databases and qualitative analysis
  • Rietveld refinement
  • Quantitative analysis of crystallite size and tension
  • Powder diffraction with synchrotron light
  • Introduction to structural determination ab initio from powder diffraction data
Location Santa Fe
URL http://www.unl.edu.ar/aacr2012/index.php?act=ver&pagina=eventos-escuela

Category IUCr sponsored meetings | Schools
Topics Powder diffraction