|The International Centre for Diffraction Data||
Volume 1 Issue 1
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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.
X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Clinic
X-ray Powder Diffraction - Fundamentals Clinic
X-ray Powder Diffraction - Advanced Methods Clinic
Denver X-ray Conference
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.
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 (email@example.com).
Since the scholarship program's inception in 1991, over $107,000 has
been awarded to 51 aspiring crystallographers.
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.
Join us for a week or two! Pass this information onto a colleague who
may be interested!
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!
|ICDD Products in the News|
Accepted by OEMs
PDF-4 support now integrated
into Bruker's DIFFRACplus SEARCH
HighScore supports PDF-4 and the ICDD's new number scheme
|PDF-2 on CD-ROM and DVD|
|PDF-2 Support Software|