Commission on Powder Diffraction

Commission on Powder Diffraction Newsletters

How to receive the IUCr Commission on Powder Diffraction Newsletter

The newsletters will only be available online as printed copies of the newsletter will no longer be produced.  The old contact list only included mailing addresses so is moribund.  Notification of new newsletters will be made through mailing lists but anyone needing individual notification should send their email address to:

Pamela Whitfield (Chair, USA)

Spallation Neutron Source
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO Box 2008, MS 6475
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

Tel: +1 865 574-6296
Fax: +1 865 574-6080

Past Newsletters

All newsletters have been converted to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and can be viewed and printed using the  freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader®. (Note: The older issues of the newsletter have been converted to PDF from scanned data)

Newsletter Headline



Real-Space and Hybrid Methods for Structure Solution from Powders 35 2007, June
Microstructure Analysis on Nanocrystalline Materials
34 2007, December

33 Not produced
2D Powder Diffraction 32 2005, December
Powder Diffraction of Molecular Functional Materials 31 2004, May
Powder Diffraction on Mars, the Red Planet 30 2005, June
Watching the action 29 2003, June
XRD Line Profile Analysis 28 2002, December
Powder Diffraction in mining and minerals
    Download annex version here
27 2002, July
Rietveld Refinement from Powder Diffraction Data 26 2001, December
Structure Determination from Powder Diffraction Data
    Download annex version here
25 2001, July
Microstructure of Materials 24 2000, December
Synchrotron Radiation, Non-ambient, Parallel Beam Optics 23 2000, July
Neutron Diffraction 22 1999, November
Powder Diffraction in India (and other articles) 21 1999, May
Extended Software Methods Development Issue 20 1998
Industrial Applications of Powder Diffraction 19 1997, December
Aberrations in Powder Diffraction and their Corrections 18 1997, June
Powder Diffraction at ESRF 17 1996, November
Ten Post Cards from Prague 16 1996, June
Professor Arthur Wilson FRS and Powder Diffraction 15 1995, October
The Aminoff Prize to Hugo Rietveld 14 1995, May
Diffraction from Single Powder Grains 13 1994, October
Is Anybody Out There? : World Wide Crystallography Netnews/Usenet Newsgroup on the Internet - "sci.techniques.xtallography" 12 1994, April
The ICDD Moves Forward 11 1993, November
Past and Present of X-ray Residual Stress Measurement in Czech Republic 10 1993, May
Accuracy in Powder Diffraction APD-11, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, May 26th-29th, 1992 9 1992, November
High-Pressure Powder Diffraction at SRS Daresbury using an Image-Plate Detector 8 1992, March
Neutron Powder Diffraction at the Brookhaven High-Flux Beam Reactor 7 1991, November
Powder Diffraction Workshop at the ESRF 6 1991, May
Powder Diffraction with Synchrotron Radiation at Daresbury Laboratory 5 1990, October
Powder Diffraction at ISIS 4 1990, January
Report on the Rietveld Workshop in Petten 3 1989, August
Some Observations on Recent Developments in Polycrystalline Diffraction 2 1988, December
Establishment of the new Commission on Powder Diffraction 1 1988, January

Future CPD Newsletters

The format of future CPD newsletters is currently under discussion in order to expedite their production. No editor is currently assigned to the next issue.

Software developments can be addressed directly to:

(Suggestions, corrections, comments and articles on new or updated software are appreciated; especially if you know of new program features, program updates and announcements that should be mentioned here).

Pamela Whitfield
Building M12, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A 0R6

Tel: +1 613 998-8462


If you would like to advertise in this newsletter, please contact the chair of the CPD:

Pamela Whitfield

Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology
National Research Council Canada,
1200 Montreal Road,
Ottawa ON, K1A 0R6

Tel: +1 613 998-8462
Fax: +1 613 991-2384

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