Event Name

Powder Diffraction and Rietveld Refinement School

Start Date 25th Mar 2012
End Date 29th Mar 2012
The 2012 PCG-SCMP Powder Diffraction and Rietveld Refinement School will be held at the University of Durham from Sunday 25th to Thursday 29th of March. Lectures will be given by Jeremy Cockcroft, Andy Fitch, John Evans and Ivana Evans. There will also be small group tutorials and a large number of hands-on practical computer sessions.

Topics to be covered will include:
  • Data collection strategies for X-ray and neutron diffraction
  • Constant wavelength and time of flight diffraction
  • Modelling peak shapes
  • Indexing powder patterns
  • Rietveld, Le Bail and Pawley fitting methods
  • X-ray and neutron combined Rietveld refinement
  • Extended solids and molecular systems
  • Restrained refinements
  • Rigid body refinements
Magnetic refinements will not be explicitly covered.

Accommodation will be at Grey College Durham and lectures/computer workshops will be held in/near the Chemistry Department. Durham is on the fast east coast rail track. London is ~2.75 hours and Edinburgh 2 hours. There are a number of cheap flights to Newcastle Airport (e.g. flybe to Exeter/Southampton; Easy Jet to Bristol/Stanstead/Geneva/Nice, etc). More travel information can be found here.

For more information please email ivana.radosavljevic@durham.ac.uk.

Thanks to our 2012 sposors: the IUCr, Rigaku and Bruker.
Location Durham
United Kingdom
URL http://community.dur.ac.uk/john.evans/webpages/pcg_rietveld_school_2012.htm

Category IUCr sponsored meetings | Schools
Topics Powder diffraction