ICDD Workshops

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NEW - The Handheld XRF Workshop will be held 11–13 Oct 2011 at ICDD Headquarters.

The Rietveld Refinement & Indexing Workshop is now held yearly at ICDD Headquarters.

2010 Workshops Summary

Specimen Preparation for X-ray Fluorescence Workshop - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Rietveld Refinement & Indexing Workshop - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010


Specimen Preparation for X-ray Fluorescence Workshop - 25-27 October 2006


Rietveld Refinement & Indexing Workshop - 27-29 September 2006


A Grant-in-Aid Workshop was held 24-29 November 2002 in conjunction with the SARX 2002 Conference (VIII Seminario Latino-Amercano de Analisespor Technicas de Raios X) in Nova Friburgo, State of Rio de Janeriro, Brazil. Dr. Tom Blanton was the ICDD representative and Dr. Miguel Degado was the local representative and organizer. There were 81 participants at the conference. 35 conference attendees were at the GiA Workshop.

Three ICDD Workshops were held in the afternoons: Monday - All about the ICDD, The PDF, Fundamentals of XRD, Industrial Applications of XRD; Tuesday - The ICDD Grant-in-Aid Program; Thursday - PDF4/PDF3 Databases. T. Blanton demonstrated both databases, allowing time for participants to explore the products at their own pace.

There were parallel technical sessions each afternoon, primarily covering XRF.


51st Annual Denver X-ray Conference, July 30 - August 3, 2002, Colorado Springs, Colorado
-Advances in Database Technology, half-day workshop was given by John Faber
-Methods of Phase ID, half-day workshop, represented John Faber and Tim Fawcett


ICDD Workshop at EPDIC-8
EPDIC-8, the 8th European Powder Diffraction Conference, was held in the Angstrom Laboratory, The Department of Material Science, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Three ICDD members, Tim Fawcett, John Faber and Bob Snyder taught an ICDD workshop and two other members, David Rafaja and Prof. Ivanov, delivered plenary lectures. The conference marked the debut of the ICDD's new database PDF-4/Full File and was the first major conference announcement on the new PDF-4/Organics product. The workshop, Advances in Powder Diffraction, dealt with materials design, databases. data mining, next generation software; Round Robin tests; and X-ray optics. Approximately 40 EPDIC attendees participated in the workshop.


ICDD supported an X-ray diffraction workshop in Cordoba, Argentina.  

Advanced Methods in X-ray Powder Diffraction, was held at Ceprocor-Agencia Córdoba Ciencia, Córdoba, Argentina, 26 -30 November 2001.

The workshop web page:
http://www.agenciacordobaciencia.cba.gov.ar/www/workshop/index%20workshop.htm
It is in Spanish only but the English version is pending.

The ICDD also sponsored ICDD Board of Director Jim Kaduk to participate as a workshop instructor.


SARX 2000: Latin American Seminary of Analysis by X-ray Techniques

November 19-24, 2000 
Hotel Fazenda Fonte Colina Verde 
Sao Pedro--Sao Paulo--Brazil 
website: http://sarx.iqm.unicamp.br
e-mail: sarx@iqm.unicamp.br

ICDD Workshop on X-ray Powder Diffraction
John Faber, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, U.S.A.
Dom Pfeffer, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, U.S.A.
Earle Ryba, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, U.S.A.

The ICDD Workshop on X-ray Powder Diffraction will focus on the acquisition of good quality X-ray powder diffraction data and phase identification using the Powder Diffraction File™. Other associated topics will be covered, including setting-up and calibration of the diffractometer, specimen preparation, and semi-quantitative phase analysis. Both of the ICDD data retrieval programs, PCPDFWIN and PCSIWIN, will be utilized in hands-on demonstrations.

November 20, 21, and 23 Workshop Outline: 

  • Basis of X-ray Powder Diffraction
  • Obtaining Good Quality Experimental Data
  • The Role of ICDD
  • Instrumentation
  • The Powder Diffraction File™
  • Qualitative Analysis – Manual Methods
  • Problem Solving Examples – Manual Methods
  • Qualitative Analysis – Computer-aided Methods
  • Exercises Using PCPDFWIN
  • Semi-quantitative Analysis and Use of RIR data
  • Exercises Using PCSIWIN
  • Further Worked Examples of Qualitative Phase Identification
  • Question and Answer Session

***The SARX2000 workshop was a success. Subsequent workshops are being planned. The information above, though outdated, is being left as a resource for those who are interested in seeing the program agenda.***


VII. Workshop Powder Diffraction
Structure Determination and Refinement from Powder Diffraction Data
October 4 - 8. 2000
University of Bayreuth, Laboratory of Crystallography, Germany
Organized by the Powder Diffraction Group of the German Crystallographic Society DGK

Website:
http://www.uni-bayreuth.de/departments/crystal/workshop2000/index.html

Costs:
Course Fee: DM 180.- (DM 120.- for students)
The fee includes course material, 4 lunches and refreshments.
Since the workshop will be sponsored by the IUCr, the ICDD, the DGK, the DMG and several companies, there will be some grants available for students (see above listed website for details).

The language of the workshop is English.

Local Organization and Information:
Robert E. Dinnebier
Laboratory of Crystallography
University of Bayreuth
D-95440 Bayreuth, Germany
Tel: (+49) 921 553880
Fax: (+49) 921 553770
E-mail: robert.dinnebier@uni-bayreuth.de

Registration:
Online at http://www.uni-bayreuth.de/departments/crystal/workshop2000/index.html or by E-mail/ fax

The maximum number of participants (about 100) depends on the availability of computers.  Confirmation will start after a minimum of 30 registrations.

Faculty (as of January 2000):
Ross Angel (BGI, Germany)
Peter Bruce (St. Andrews, Scotland)
William I. F. David (ISIS, England)
Robert E. Dinnebier (Bayreuth, Germany)
Reinhard Fischer (Bremen, Germany)
Carmelo Giacovazzo (Bari, Italy)
Herman Gies (Bochum, Germany)
Jordi Rius (Barcelona, Spain)
Martin U. Schmidt (Clariant GmbH Frankfurt, Germany)
Kenneth Shankland (ISIS, England)
Sander van Smaalen (Bayreuth, Germany)
Maryjane Tremayne (St. Andrews, Scotland)

Course Description:
The course is intended for beginners as well as advanced users of powder diffraction methods in materials, geo, physical, chemical and pharmaceutical sciences. There are no special requirements for this course but participants should be familiar with the principles of X-ray diffraction and crystallography. The course will provide an overview of state of the art methods for structure determination and refinement from powder data. After the lectures, all participants will have the opportunity to practice on PC’s. Examples at different levels of complexity will be provided. Your are also welcome to bring your own datasets.

The lectures and exercises include:

  • Data reduction (including data from high pressure, high/low temperature experiments)
  • Peak fitting and intensity extraction (LeBail- and Pawley methods)
  • Traditional structure determination methods for powders (Direct methods, Patterson search method)
  • Methods for structure determination in real space (Monte-Carlo and simulated annealing)
  • Combination of structure refinement and energy minimization
  • The Rietveld method (including the use of soft constraints and rigid bodies)
  •  Fourier analysis versus maximum entropy

***The Bayreuth workshop was a success. Subsequent workshops are being planned. The information above, though outdated, is being left as a resource for those who are interested in seeing the program agenda.***


The International Centre for Diffraction Data organized a one-day workshop for EPDIC-7.  Dr. Ron Jenkins and Dr. John Faber presented the workshop on Saturday, May 20, 2000.  Participation in the workshop was free for all EPDIC-7 registered participants.  Topics included: “Application of Crystallographic Databases to Materials” and “Effective Use of Retrieval Software for the PDF: Alphabetical, Hanawalt and Fink Searches”.

EPDIC-7, the 7th European Powder Diffraction Conference, was held in Barcelona, Spain from May 20 to May 23, 2000.  The three day conference covered many aspects of powder diffraction. For further EPDIC-7 information you may visit the website at www.icmab.es/epdic7.

***The EPDIC-7 workshop was a success. Subsequent workshops are being planned. The information above, though outdated, is being left as a resource for those who are interested in seeing the program agenda.***


X-ray Powder Diffraction Workshop
Sponsored by the International Centre for Diffraction Data

In pursuing its charter of meeting the needs of the technical community, the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), the world center for quality powder diffraction data, is pleased to announce the first in a series of international three-day workshops on X-ray Powder Diffractometry. Each workshop will last for three days, and will be repeated at a different location every six months. While the major thrust of these workshops is to focus on the acquisition of good X-ray powder diffraction data and phase identification using the Powder Diffraction File™, other associated topics will be covered. These topics include setting up and calibration of the diffractometer, specimen preparation and semi-quantitative phase analysis. Both of the ICDD data retrieval programs, PCPDFWIN™ and PCSIWIN™, will be utilized in hands-on demonstrations.

***The St. Helen's workshop was a success. Subsequent workshops are being planned. The information, though outdated, is being left as a resource for those who are interested in seeing the program agenda.***

Date:
6–8 December 1999

Instructors:
Dr. John Faber, Principal Scientist of the ICDD
Mr. David J. Taylor, consultant

Location:
St. Helens College
Town Centre Campus
Brook Street
St. Helens, Merseyside
WA10 1PZ
United Kingdom

Fee and Registration:
The fee of £350 includes a textbook, laboratory notebook, use of computers, and lunch. Registration forms must be received at the ICDD no later than 1 November 1999.

Cancellation Policy:
In the event that you must cancel your registration, please notify the ICDD in writing. A 50% refund of your paid registration fee will be issued if you cancel before 8 November 1999. With less notice, a colleague may attend in your place, or your materials will be mailed to you.

Accommodations:
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Stakis Hotel in St. Helens at a rate of £75 per day (bed & breakfast). When making your reservation, please identify yourself as an ICDD workshop attendee to receive this special rate.

Hotel Information:
Stakis Hotel, St. Helens
Linkway West
St. Helens, Merseyside
WA10 1NG
Telephone: 01744-453-444
Fax: 01744-454-655

Workshop Outline [Lectures and Exercises]
Day 1:

-Basis of X-ray Powder Diffraction
-Obtaining Good Quality Experimental Data
-The Role of the ICDD
-The Powder Diffraction File™

Day 2:
-Qualitative Analysis—Manual Methods
-Problem Solving Examples—Manual Methods
-Qualitative Analysis—Computer-aided Methods
-Exercises Using PCPDFWIN™

Day 3:
-Semi-quantitative Analysis and Use of RIR Data
-Exercises Using PCSIWIN™
-Further Worked Examples of Qualitative Phase Identification
-Question and Answer Session


Please address inquiries to:
Terry Maguire
International Centre for Diffraction Data
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273
U.S.A.
Phone: 610-325-9814
FAX: 610-325-9823
E-mail: clinics@ICDD.com
Website: www.icdd.com