About ICDD

The International Centre for Diffraction Data® (ICDD®) is a non-profit scientific organization dedicated to collecting, editing, publishing, and distributing powder diffraction data for the identification of materials. The membership of the ICDD consists of worldwide representation from academe, government, and industry.

Our Vision - The International Centre for Diffraction Data will continue to develop tools and support the education required for materials analyses of tomorrow.

Our Mission - The International Centre for Diffraction Data will continue to be the world center for quality diffraction and related data to meet the needs of the technical community. ICDD promotes the application of materials characterization methods in science and technology by providing forums for the exchange of ideas and information.

ICDD Newsletters and Press Releases

About the ICDD

NEW - 100 Years of Powder Diffraction (Download PDF here)

Tim Fawcett's Plenary Lecture at the 65th Denver X-ray Conference at Argonne National Laboratory for the symposium, “A Century of Powder Diffraction” - watch video below or download PDF

The History of the ICDD - a 70th anniversary roundup of articles and information

ICDD Around the Globe - conferences and exhibits where the ICDD will be represented

ICDD and the Powder Diffraction File: Past, Present and Future

Committee Mission Statements

Profiles of the Board of Directors

ICDD Staff

Employment Opportunities

Upcoming Annual Spring Meeting: 11-15 March 2019

Past Annual Spring Meetings: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997 

Awards - Past Recipients and Applicant Qualifications

ISO 9001:2008 Certification

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