Event Name

Third African School and Workshop on X-rays in Materials: Some Established Techniques and Applications

Start Date 23rd Jan 2012
End Date 28th Jan 2012


The department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University Cheikh Anta Diop, in collaboration with the University of Trento, Italy, following the success of the second African School and Workshop on X-rays in Materials, held in Dakar, in January 2009, organizes the third edition of such school-workshop.


  • promoting the scientific cooperation between African researchers in the material science area
  • introducing the principal techniques of structural investigation of materials using X-rays, with particular attention to X-ray diffraction from powders and X-ray scattering from non-crystalline materials
  • training young researchers by means of practical exercises of x-ray powder diffraction measurements and data analysis on computer
  • presenting the actual research advances on material characterisation using advanced X-ray techniques.


  • Basic crystallography
  • Interaction of X-rays with matter
  • X-ray sources and instrumentation
  • X-ray powder diffraction
  • X-ray scattering from non-crystalline system
  • Applications of X-ray diffraction to Material Science
  • Other techniques: X-ray diffusion; X-ray absorption and photemission spectroscopies and their application to Material Science

International Advisory Committee

  • Gilberto Artioli, University of Padova, Italy
  • Alastair N. Cormak Alfred University, Usa
  • Karimat El-Sayed Ain-Shams University, Egypt
  • Paolo Fornasini, University of Trento, Italy
  • Pierre Lagarde, SOLEIL, Paris, France
  • Silvano Lizzit, Elettra Trieste, Italy
  • Takafumi Miyanaga, University of Hirosaki, Japan
  • Settimio Mobilio University Roma 3 Italy
  • Francesco Rocca, IFN-CNR and FBK, Trento, Italy
  • Paolo Scardi, University of Trento, Italy
  • Adrian Wright, Reading University, UK

Local Organizing Committee

  • Chairman: Djibril Diop
  • Members: Aboubaker C. Bèye, Issakha Youm,  Ahmadou Wagué, Arame B. Faye, Coumba Thiandoume, Abdou Ciss Wade, Bridinette Thiodjio Sendja, Ibrahima Diouf

Technical and Scientific Assistant

  • Roberto Graziola, University of Trento, Italy
Location Dakar
URL http://events.unitn.it/en/xrm2012

Category IUCr sponsored meetings | Schools | Workshops
Topics General | Powder diffraction | X-ray spectroscopy