|The International Centre for Diffraction Data||
Volume 2 Issue 1
|ICDD Newsletter Introduction | ICDD Around the Globe | The Survey Says... | Important Links | www.icdd.com|
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|ICDD Around the Globe||Dates to Remember|
PacRim-5, was held from September 29th to October 2nd 2003 at the Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan. The meeting was attended by 1100 scientists and students. Attendees came from 22 countries and the meeting was supported by the Chinese, Korean, American and Japanese Ceramic Societies. The ICDD sponsored a booth, symposium and poster session. The symposium and poster session, Session 21, were held on the topic of structural characterization by X-ray, neutron, and powder diffraction. An exciting session with 11 speakers presented advances in diffraction and structural analysis. The session was organized and co-chaired by Professor Nobuo Ishizawa, who is also the ICDD's technical regional cochair for Japan. The ICDD's John Faber helped co-organize the session and Tim Fawcett presented an invited talk. The ICDD's Yuming Si was able to exercise his tri-lingual abilities in English, Chinese and Japanese talking to attendees at the ICDD booth. The accompanying poster session contained 21 posters representing a wide range of diffraction activities in industry and academia throughout Japan and the Pacific Rim region. It was interesting to note that diffraction data was on display in nearly half the >500 posters exhibited at the conference. Overall, the meeting was well attended by regional scientists, ICDD members, and members of the Japanese Committee on Powder Diffraction Data (JCPDD). PacRim-6 will be held in 2005 in Maui, Hawaii.
The MRS meeting was held in Boston, MA during the first week of December. This meeting is well timed with the fall annual release of the PDF-2 and PDF-4 databases and the winter release of PDF-4/Organics. Attendance was up from the 2002 meeting and had 4,872 attendees with a 33% draw from outside the US. This was a record breaking attendance level for MRS according to the society's records.
Both meetings presented ICDD with the opportunity to meet both new and experienced users and diverse scientific groups that utilize ICDD products. Many ICDD members presented technical papers and several distributors also exhibited at these meetings demonstrating the strengths and capabilities of X-ray analysis.
Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
23-25 February 2004
ICDD Annual Spring
ICDD XRF Clinic
ICDD XRD I Clinic
ICDD XRD II Clinic
Denver X-ray Conference
|The Survey Says.....|
In the last year, the ICDD conducted several surveys in order to improve
service to our customers. Several groups were surveyed including
members, distributors, frequent customers of the PDF, clinic attendees
and Denver conference attendees.
Membership, Distributor and Frequent Customer Survey
The ICDD's new collaboration with MPDS will result in many technical additions to the PDF that were requested in the survey.
At the completion of each year's clinics, attendees are asked to
complete an evaluation form reflecting their clinic experience. These
surveys help the ICDD staff and faculty to better understand and meet the
training needs of attendees. After the 2003 clinics, 100% of the returned
clinic evaluations rate our instructors as excellent or good! The ICDD XRF
and XRD clinics would not be the success and yearly tradition that they
are today without our faculty. This talented team has provided a
challenging, yet enjoyable, learning experience to hundreds in need of XRF
and XRD training. Specially selected from both academia and industry, our
faculty shares with attendees their diverse hands-on experiences and wide
application knowledge through lectures and workshops. These personal field
experiences, combined with just enough theory, create this truly unique
learning experience that has become the ICDD's X-ray Clinics.
Denver X-ray Conference Survey
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