Event Name

Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis

Start Date 18th Jun 2017
End Date 23rd Jun 2017

 The third annual “Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis” school will be held from June 18th-23th, 2017, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in close partnership with the Shull-Wollan Center Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences (University of Tennessee and ORNL) and Bruker-AXS. 


The primary goal of this school is to teach participants Rietveld refinement and other methods for evaluating crystal structures from powder diffraction data with an emphasis on data collected on US national user facility beamlines optimised for structural analysis such as the 11-BM, 17-BM, and 11-ID-B synchrotron beamlines at the APS of Argonne National Laboratory, the POWGEN and NOMAD time-of-flight neutron diffraction beamlines at the SNS of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the XPD synchrotron beamline at the NSLS-II of BNL.   This course will emphasise traditional solid state compounds (non-molecular), and will use the TOPAS software as the platform for Rietveld refinement (complementary trial license will be provided to participants).  


There will be a special secondary emphasis this year on the complementary use of pair distribution function (PDF) data to carry out small-box refinements for average unit cells, highlighting the new functionality of the TOPAS software to carry out both Rietveld and PDF refinements.  Both NOMAD (neutron PDF) and 11-ID-B (synchrotron PDF) beamline scientists will be present as instructors at the course, and there will be an opportunity for participants to have data suitable for both Rietveld and PDF refinement collected on their own sample at both synchrotron and neutron beamlines.


While this course is open to all applicants, priority will be given to Ph.D. students and post-doctoral researchers from North American institutions.  Completed applications should be received by March 31, 2017, although later applications may still be considered.

Location Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN
United States
Contact Prof. Peter Khalifah
URL https://conference.sns.gov/event/63/

Category Schools
Topics General | Neutron scattering | Synchrotron radiation