The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) is committed to promoting the applications of materials characterization methods in science and technology by providing educational programs such as the ICDD Clinics. The ICDD Clinics on X-ray Powder Diffraction and X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry are conducted annually in spring at the ICDD headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. The format combines theoretical and practical applications with ample time for the students to discuss their applications and problems with the faculty. In pursuing its dynamic commitment to education, the ICDD offers a limited number of tuition waivers for the Clinic on X-ray Powder Diffraction and the Clinic on X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.
The ICDD X-ray Clinics are a continuation of the SUNY Clinics which were held at the State University of New York in Albany for 25 years. In 1990, the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) assumed responsibility for these clinics. The ICDD is a nonprofit, scientific organization which publishes the Powder Diffraction File (PDF) and the journal Powder Diffraction. The ICDD is committed to promoting the applications of materials characterization methods in science and technology by providing educational programs such as the ICDD Clinics.
WHY CHOOSE THE ICDD CLINICS?
The purpose of the XRF and XRD clinics is to combine theoretical knowledge and practical applications of X-ray fluorescence spectrometry and X-ray powder diffractometry. Each clinic is a complete one week course of practical knowledge in the field. Clinic instructors have extensive experience in the field and are deliberately selected from both academia and industry to produce the best of theory and practice. The focus on practical applications, hands-on experience, and intense personal instruction differentiates ICDD clinics from other venues. Each clinic utilizes a team of instructors representing a range of expertise to meet your training needs.
- How your lab can improve XRF or XRD analysis with tips from the experts
- Specimen preparation techniques
- The experts' guide to XRF calibration with interelement corrections
- How to analyze complex materials
- The different types of fundamental parameter routines and how to use them (XRF)
- How to take full advantage of the data in the PDF by utilizing information other than d's and I's
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Lab personnel who wish to improve results
- The academic sector currently developing a program or curriculum in XRF or XRD
- Graduate students who wish to gain knowledge in either XRF or XRD theoretical and practical
- XRF & XRD field professionals seeking to sharpen analysis skills
- Those who wish to share experiences, knowledge and ideas with peers working in the XRF or XRD field
- Those with questions they wish to discuss with our team of experts
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
A minimum of ten registrants per course is required, otherwise the course will be cancelled and your registration fee will be refunded. You will be notified of a course cancellation no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course.