Event Name

Rietveld Analysis with BGMN

Start Date 12th Mar 2014
End Date 13th Mar 2014

Rietveld Analysis with BGMN

The workshop is addressed to persons using the BGMN Rietveld program in research and education. Basic knowledge in X-ray powder diffraction is assumed. The content focuses on laboratory powder diffractometers, the application of BGMN in phase analysis, and examples in the tutorials are mainly from minerals and rocks, inclusive clay materials. 

Computer exercises will be performed on the participants own laptop computers. The BGMN, BGMNwin and Profex software are under GNU GPL and will be distributed for free. Versions for Windows and Linux systems will be available. Copies of the presentations will be distributed as PDFs. Participation is limited to 20 persons. Confirmation will be sent after pre-registration deadline.
Content: 2 * 6 hours in total 

  • the Rietveld method and BGMN software
  • use of the GUI Profex (Nicola Döbelin)
  • profile modeling including clay structures
  • problems related to quantitative phase analysis
  • settings of laboratory XRPD instruments
  • simulation and check of instrumental profiles 
  • computer exercises on prepared problems 
  • use of control files for phase quantification
  • sources of errors in mineral quantification
Lecturers: Reinhard Kleeberg, Nicola Döbelin, Kristian Ufer
Date: March 12-13 2014
Place: TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Department of Mineralogy
Brennhausgasse 14
D-09596  Freiberg
Fees: include workshop material and workshop diner
full registration 170,-
students reduced 60,-
Please book your room on your own, e.g. via tourist service
deadline  January 24th 2014 
Email to the address below, with name, institution, student/no 
Dr. Reinhard Kleeberg
Tel. 0049(0)3731 393244
Fax. 0049(0)3731 393129

Location TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg
Contact Dr. Reinhard Kleeberg

Category Schools | Workshops
Topics Powder diffraction