PPXRD -6 Optional Workshop

Exercises in Quantitative Phase Identification Workshop
19 February 2007 - 8.30 - 18.00
Barceló Hotel Sants - Sants Room

Dr. John Faber and Dr. Fangling Needham, ICDD, Newtown Square, PA, USA
Dr. Peter W. Stephens, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA
Dr. Gregory A. Stephenson, Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Dr. Jeffrey Nicolich, PANalytical, Natick, MA, USA


8.30 - 9.15
An Overview of Quantitative Methods and Rietveld for X-ray Powder Diffraction
John Faber, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, USA

9.15 - 10.00
Data Collection Strategies for X-ray Transparent Materials
Jeff Nicolich, PANalytical, Natick, MA, USA

10.00 - 10.30

10.30 - 11.15
Quantitative-PPXRD (QPPXRD): From Discovery to Development
Gregory Stephenson, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis , IN , USA

11.15 - 12.00
Treatment of Data for Quantitative Analysis by Powder X-ray Diffraction
Peter Stephens, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY , USA  

12.00 - 12.30

12.30 -13.30
Preparation for afternoon hands-on workshop

13.30 - 14.30

14.30 -16.00

16.00 - 16.30


To participate in the hands-on exercises of this workshop, all attendees must bring their own laptop computer to the workshop (with Windows 95 through XP as the operating system).

We strongly encourage participants to download, install, and try out the sample problems and the data analysis software on your laptop computer prior to the workshop to alleviate any downloading and installation problems that may occur. To perform this download and installation of the software, participants must have administrative privileges on their laptop computer.

Download Instructions

  1. Click here to Download the Entire Software and Sample Problems (18MB)
  2. Create a folder on your hard drive called C:\PPXRD6ZIP and Save this zip file to this folder
  3. Unzip C:\PPXRD6ZIP\ppxrd-workshop-2006.zip file to the C:\ Directory - Be sure to use "Use folder names" (Use the original folder structure in the *.zip file) option.
  4. You should now find new folders plus files on your hard drive as follows:
    C:\PPXRD6WorkShop - 18 Files

The download is complete. To complete the installation, run the program by following the below Installation Instructions.

Installation Instructions

  1. Click Start on your laptop
  2. Click Run
  3. Click Browse and select file C:\PPXRD6WorkShop\ExpguiGSASZip\gsas+expgui.exe
  4. Click Open
  5. Follow the directions and select all of the default options

Test Sample Data

  1. Start ExpGui Program
  2. Run any of the .Exp files or Create a New one. (See EXPGUI and GSAS manuals in the C:\gsas folder.)
  3. Use the *.Dat files for the "histogram" data.
  4. Have Fun and Good Luck.


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Information on Past PPXRD Symposiums
PPXRD-5 February 14-16, 2006
PPXRD-4, February 21-24, 2005
PPXRD-3, February 23-25, 2004
PPXRD-2, December 9-12, 2002
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