The International Centre for Diffraction Data

Volume 1 Issue 1

ICDD Newsletter Introduction | ICDD Highlights | What's New | Products in the News | Important Links |
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ICDD Highlights Dates to Remember

The ICDD organized the 2nd Pharmaceutical Powder X-ray Diffraction Symposium, PPXRD-2, which was held in Concordville, Pennsylvania, USA on 9-12 December 2002. Hosting over 70 participants, the symposium focused on high-throughput crystallization and screening, polymorph characterization, and powder pattern indexing. The attendance was truly international with half the participants coming from 12 different countries. The first three days were dedicated to technical sessions and round table discussions; a companion, hands-on workshop, held on the last day at ICDD Headquarters in nearby Newtown Square, concluded the symposium. 
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X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Clinic
ICDD Headquarters
Newtown Square, PA, USA
28 April - 2 May 2003

X-ray Powder Diffraction - Fundamentals Clinic
ICDD Headquarters
Newtown Square, PA, USA
2 - 6 June 2003

X-ray Powder Diffraction - Advanced Methods Clinic
ICDD Headquarters
Newtown Square, PA, USA
9 - 13 June 2003

Denver X-ray Conference
Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel
Denver, CO, USA
4-8 August 2003


ICDD Workshop Held in Brazil

A three-day ICDD workshop was held in conjunction with the SARX 2002 Conference, VIII Seminario Latino-Americano de Analisespor Technicas de Raios X, 25, 26, and 28 November 2002, in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Led by Tom Blanton, Eastman Kodak Company, NY and Miguel Delgado, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, the workshop focused on the ICDD organization, the PDF®, fundamentals of XRD, industrial applications of XRD, Grants-in-Aid, and the PDF-4 and PDF-2 databases. Approximately 35 attendees participated in the workshop.
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What's New

2003 Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Recipients
The Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship Committee has selected six recipients for the 2003 program. These recipients were selected, on a competitive basis, from 34 well-deserving applications received by the ICDD Scholarship Committee. Click here to see the recipients.

The ICDD presented each of these students with a check in the amount of $2,250 to help them continue their studies in their selected fields of crystallographic research.

Convinced of the beneficial, scientific impact of the proposed scholarships for crystallographically oriented research, the ICDD has solicited funds from private and industrial sectors to support this program. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact Donna Barry (

Since the scholarship program's inception in 1991, over $107,000 has been awarded to 51 aspiring crystallographers. 
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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, respectively. Each clinic utilizes a team of instructors, selected from both academia and industry, representing a broad range of expertise, sure to meet your training needs. The focus on practical applications, hands-on experience, and intense personal instruction differentiates the ICDD clinics from other venues.

New for the XRF Clinic: Submit your sample for analysis by the experts. 
Selected results will be the basis for class discussions.

Join us for a week or two! Pass this information onto a colleague who may be interested! 
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Denver X-ray Conference

The 52nd Annual Denver X-ray Conference will take place at the Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel, Denver, Colorado, 4 - 8 August 2003. Organized by Michael Mantler of the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, this year's Plenary Session will focus on "X-ray Studies of Art & Archaeological Objects."

Make the Denver X-ray Conference your meeting of choice. Attend workshops & sessions, network with others working in similar environments, and visit the major X-ray analysis vendors-all under one roof!

New this year: Look for a "mini" program to be published in the June issue of Powder Diffraction. Hope to see you in Denver!
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ICDD Products in the News
PDF-4 Accepted by OEMs

PDF-4 support now integrated into Bruker's DIFFRACplus SEARCH
"SEARCH, the search/match option of the DIFFRACplus EVA package, provides a unique, full pattern approach for qualitative phase analysis. This approach handles even complicated multiphase mixtures and trace phases readily." - from Bruker Press Release

PANalytical's X'Pert HighScore supports PDF-4 and the ICDD's new number scheme
PANalytical's XRD software module for phase analysis, X'Pert HighScore, supports both the PDF-4 relational databases and the ICDD's year 2003 numbering scheme
PDF-4 Integrated Data Analysis Software Available from Materials Data, Inc.
MDI announces the release of Jade 6.5. Support for PDF-4 and XML formats is added to full physics modeling version of Jade.

Learn more about the ICDD Products and Pricing
ICDD E-Store
Ordering and Shipping
Overview of Products
Conversion Pricing
PDF-2 on CD-ROM and DVD
Vendors and Distributors
Customer Service
PDF-2 Support Software

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