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Powder Diffraction is a quarterly journal published by the JCPDS-International Centre for Diffraction Data through the Cambridge University Press. Powder Diffraction is a journal of practical technique, publishing articles relating to the widest range of application—from materials analysis to epitaxial growth of thin films and to the latest advances in software. Although practice is emphasized, theory is not neglected, especially as its discussion relates to better understanding of technique.

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(Vol. 30 No. 3) September 2015

On the Cover: From Figures 1 and 2 in Technical Article “Crystal structure of ziprasidone hydrochloride monohydrate, C21H22Cl2N4OS(H2O)”. Ziprasidone hydrochloride monohydrate is reported to act as an atypical antipsychotic used for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The molecular structure of the ziprasidone cation is the insert on the upper right in the Rietveld plot for the refinement. The red crosses represent the observed data points, the green line is the calculated pattern. The magenta curve is the difference pattern. The vertical scale has been multiplied by a factor of 5 for 2-theta > 7.3°, and by a factor of 20 for 2-theta > 14.0°.


(Vol. 30 No. 2) June 2015 Supplement 1 - Proceedings of the 14th European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC14)

On the Cover: Top-left and bottom-right: 2D diffraction images collected on a ZnO sample with direct beam in the center of the CCD camera, and on a glass sample with direct beam in the corner of the CCD camera, respectively, at the ID11 beamline of the ESRF.(Courtesy of Andrea Bernasconi, et al. "Total Scattering Experiments on glass and crystalline materials at the ESRF on the ID11 Beamline", these Proceedings).
Top-right: in situ dehydrogenation and hydrogenation of MgH2-V2O5. (Courtesy of Dmytro Korablov et al. “Mechanism and kinetics of early transition metal hydrides, oxides and chlorides to enhance hydrogen release and uptake properties of MgH2”, these Proceedings). Bottom-left: GISAXS patterns of 40 nm thick films - block copolymers with nanoparticles - together with corresponding AFT phase contrast pattern (Courtesy of J. Dieter et al., “Thin film morphologies of block copolymers with nanoparticles", these Proceedings).

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(Vol. 29 No. S2) December 2014  Supplement 2 - Special Issue on X-ray Diffraction Software

Free Access Through December 2015

On the Cover: The GSAS-II user interface. GSAS-II runs with four open windows. In the case shown here, two-phase sequential fits have been made to 17 measurements made as a function of temperature (Courtesy of Brian H. Toby and Robert B. Von Dreele).

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ICDD’s international journal, Powder Diffraction, published quarterly plus an annual special topical issue, in collaboration with the Denver X-ray Conference Organizing Committee, has increased services for the subscribers of Powder Diffraction and authors of Advances in X-ray Analysis (AXA). Beginning in 2006, ICDD offered a copy of the previous year’s edition of AXA to Powder Diffraction institutional subscribers who receive both print and online versions. This effectively doubles the number of articles annually available to Powder Diffraction subscribers and significantly increases the circulation for the authors in Advances in X-ray Analysis.

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Nicole Ernst Boris, Managing Editor of Powder Diffraction, International Centre for Diffraction Data, 12 Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273, U.S.A., boris@icdd.com

Editor for New Diffraction Data
Soorya Kabekkodu, International Centre for Diffraction Data, 12 Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3273, U.S.A., kabekkodu@icdd.com

Xiaolong Chen, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 8 Nansanjie, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing 100190, China, xlchen@iphy.ac.cn

José Miguel Delgado, Universidad de Los Andes, Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Química,
Lab. de Cristalografía Mérida 5101, Venezuela, migueld@ula.ve

Norberto Masciocchi, Università dell'Insubria, Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia, via Valleggio 11, Como 22100, Italy norberto.masciocchi@uninsubria.it

Editors for Crystallography Education
James Kaduk, Poly Crystallography Inc., 423 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540-5407 U.S.A., Kaduk@polycrystallography.com

Brian H. Toby, Argonne National Lab, Advanced Photon Source, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Bldg. 401/B4192, Argonne, IL 60439-4856 U.S.A., brian.toby@anl.gov

International Reports Editor
Winnie Wong-Ng, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 8520, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8520 U.S.A., winnie.wong-ng@nist.gov

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Gang Wang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 8 Nansanjie, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing 100090, China, gangwang@iphy.ac.cn