Event Name

The Eighth Workshop on Structural Analysis of Aperiodic Crystals

Start Date 12th Mar 2015
End Date 15th Mar 2015

The 8th Workshop on Structural Analysis of Aperiodic Crystals continues a series of workshops on the structure determination of incommensurate crystals at the University of Bayreuth. An overview will be provided of the methods of structural analysis of incommensurately modulated crystals and composite crystals. Lectures will cover the basic principles of the superspace approach as well as recent developments on modulation functions and charge flipping.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice structural analysis in superspace with the computer programs Superflip and JANA2006 (written by V. Petricek, M. Dusek and L. Palatinus, Prague). A step-by-step tutorial will guide you through structure determination, symmetry analysis, structure refinement and t-plots for crystal-chemical analysis of selected examples of modulated structures and composite crystals. Your own data sets will be welcome, too.

The number of participants will be limited to 30.


  • Michal Dusek, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Lukas Palatinus, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Vaclav Petricek, Prague, Czech Repulic
  • Andreas Schönleber, Bayreuth, Germany
  • Sander van Smaalen, Bayreuth, Germany


  • Aperiodic order of matter
  • Superspace theory of modulated crystals
  • Symmetry and superspace groups
  • Diffraction
  • Structure solution and refinement in superspace
  • Structural analysis and t-plots
  • Crystal chemistry


A practical course on structural analysis of modulated crystals with JANA2006 and Superflip is part of the workshop.

Location Bayreuth
URL http://aperiodic.uni-bayreuth.de/workshop_2015/

Category Workshops
Topics Aperiodic crystallography | General