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2016 ICDD Educational Training in XRF & XRD

19 January 2016

Practical XRF & XRD Training by the Industry’s Leading Experts! Live Instrumentation, Hands-on Training and Theoretical Lectures taught by a highly-talented faculty offering a wide range of application experience.

Practical X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry                25-29 April 2016

The XRF course covers the basics of X-ray spectra; instrumentation design; methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis; specimen preparation and applications for both wavelength and energy dispersive spectrometry.  The course emphasizes quantitative methods; use of automated X-ray spectrometers; review of mathematical matrix correction procedures; and new developments in XRF.

Fundamentals of X-ray Powder Diffraction                 16-20 May 2016

The fundamentals clinic covers instrumentation, specimen preparation, data acquisition and qualitative phase analysis through live demonstrations. It also covers hands-on use of personal computers for demonstration of the latest software including data mining with the Powder Diffraction File (PDF) and use of the powder diffractometer: optical arrangement, factors affecting instrumentation profile width, choice and function of divergence slit, calibration and alignment, detectors, and X-ray optics.

Advanced Methods in X-ray Powder Diffraction        23-27 May 2016
The advanced clinic covers factors affecting d-spacings of crystals, as well as factors affecting diffraction-line intensities; structure-sensitive properties (atomic scattering and structure factors), polarization effects, and multiplicity. In addition, the clinic covers specimen-sensitive effects (orientation, particle size), measurement-sensitive effects (use of peak heights and peak areas), and choice of scanning conditions will also be addressed.

Basic Rietveld Refinement & Indexing                        26-28 September 2016
Advanced Rietveld Refinement & Indexing                28-30 September 2016

Powder pattern indexing and Rietveld structural refinement techniques are complementary and are often used to completely describe the structure of a material.  Successful indexing of a powder pattern is considered strong evidence for phase purity.  Indexing is considered a prelude to determining the crystal structure, and permits phase identification by lattice matching techniques.  This workshop introduces the theory and formalisms of various indexing methods and structural refinement techniques.  One unique aspect of this workshop is the extensive use of computer laboratory problem solving and exercises that teach method development in a hands-on environment

ICDD 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.

Your registration fee includes all classroom and lab materials, catered lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffee breaks.

Contact: Eileen Jennings, Education Coordinator
Register today at: www.icdd.com/education
E-mail: clinics@icdd.com
Tel: + 610-325-9814

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