2005 March Meeting
Summary of the 2005 ICDD Annual
The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) its Spring Meetings 14-18 March 2005 at the ICDD Corporate Headquarters in Newtown Square, PA.
Social Event - Longwood Gardens
Annual Meeting Schedule - Note: Meetings and events scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (those in the yellow areas) are of general interest and recommended for attendance. We are asking all participants (members and guests) to Register in advance. Detailed Agendas are also available.
|Monday 14 March||Tuesday15 March||Wednesday 16 March||Thursday 17 March||Friday 18 March|
|Task Groups||Technical Regional Co-Chairs and Technical Subcommittee Chairs||Welcome New Members||Technical Meetings||Board of Directors' Meeting|
"X-rays - Near and Far"
|Longwood Gardens||Annual Meeting|
|Poster Session & Reception|
The schedule is finalized and available. Meetings of the following Task Groups may be held:
- 1-D and 2-D Detectors Task Group
- Metals and Alloys Task Group
- Ceramic Task Group
The schedule is finalized and available. Meetings of the following Board of Directors' Committees may be held:
- Finance Committee - Julian Messick, Chairman
- Marketing Subcommittee, Robert L. Snyder, Chairman
- Awards Committee – Daniel Louer, Chairman
- Grant-in-Aid Committee – Bill Mayo, Chairman
- Long Range Planning Executive Committee – Cyrus Crowder, Chairman
- Meeting Support Committee – Raymond Goehner, Chairman
- Membership Committee – Ting Huang, Chairman
- Scholarship Committee – Brian O’Connor, Chairman
Tuesday: Technical Regional Co-Chairs' Meeting, Plenary Session, Social Event - Tour of Longwood Gardens, Poster Session:
Technical Regional Co-chairs' and Technical Subcommittee Chairs’ Meeting
All Regional Co-chairs and Technical Subcommittee Chairs should plan to attend this meeting. There will be a planning meeting for global technical activities in the 2005-2006 fiscal year . Activities include technical workshops, grant-in-aid workshops, and cooperative meetings with other technical organizations. This meeting will also acquaint and review the procedures and duties of Technical Subcommittee Chairs.
Plenary Session - "X-rays - Near and Far"
- Plenary Agenda
From the nanometers to gigameters, our plenary speakers will take us from atomic scale materials to the surface of Mars. Former ICDD board chairman and center director, Dr. Greg McCarthy, will take us through the brand new Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering at North Dakota State University. Professor Xiaolong Chen from the Chinese Academy of Sciences will discuss the X-ray structural analysis of several new Borates targeted for optical materials. Dr. John Faber will discuss advances in database technology as applied to total pattern analysis. Professor Stan Mertzman explores X-ray fluorescence analysis on Mars with the Mar’s rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Don’t miss the opportunity to get the long and the short of it in X-ray analysis.
|9 a.m. -
|Introductions – Tim Fawcett|
|9:15 a.m. -
|Adventures in Microelectronics and Nanotechnology:
NDSU's new Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Director, NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering
North Dakota University
1735 NDSU Research Park Drive
Fargo, ND 58105-5756
|9:55 a.m. -
|Total Pattern Analysis
Using PDF-4 Relational Databases:
Instrumental Resolution, the Smith-Snyder Figure of Merit (SSFOM), and Total Pattern Analysis (TPA)
International Centre for Diffraction Data
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA
|10:45 a.m. -
|Recent Progresses on
Exploration and Structural Determination of New Borates
Xiaolong L. Chen
Professor and Deputy Director, Nanoscale Physics and Devies Laboratory
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, and Institute of Physics
PO Box 603
|11:25 a.m. - 12:00 noon||X-ray Analysis on
Mars: An Adventure with Spirit and Opportunity
Dr. Earl D. Stage and Mary E. Stage Chair
Franklin and Marshall College
Department of Geology
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604
Longwood Gardens -Longwood Gardens was created by industrialist Pierre S. du Pont (and is sometimes referred to as the DuPont Gardens) and offers 1,050 acres (425 hectares) of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of heated greenhouses; 11,000 different types of plants; and spectacular fountains. We invite ICDD members, spouses, families, and guests to join us!
Poster Session and Reception
Following the garden tour, ICDD will sponsor a poster session and reception on Tuesday, 15 March 2005 at 6:30 p.m., at the Concordville Inn Restaurant (Gold Ballroom), adjacent to the host hotel, the Best Western Concordville Hotel and Conference Center.
ICDD is soliciting poster presentations and their electronic abstract for this event. Here's an opportunity to display and communicate your studies and research results. Posters relating to all aspects of X-ray analysis or work relating to ICDD are welcome. Technical inquiries should be addressed to the Poster Session Team, Ray Goehner, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jim Kaduk, Kaduk@polycrystallography.com; Scott Misture, email@example.com; or Evgeny Antipov, firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions concerning the submission process should be addressed to Eileen Jennings at email@example.com.
GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING ABSTRACTS
SYNTHESIS, STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF NEW PEROVSKITE PbVO3.
NANOCOMPOSITES VIA STAR POLYMERS
GROWTH & ENHANCEMENT OF DB
EFFORTS, RESOURCES, AND TIPS
FORMULATION ANALYSES OF HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS
POLYMORPHS BY COMBINING CLUSTER ANALYSIS AND DIFFRACTION
X-RAY AND NEUTRON DIFFRACTION PHASE MAPPING OF
QUALITY MARK DISTRIBUTION IN CALCULATED PATTERNS
INVESTIGATION OF (Ba1-xSrx)2TiO4 USING SYNCHROTRON AND LABORATORY
CBED APPLICATION IN CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC STRUCTURAL DETERMINATION
OF MICROCRYSTALLINE COMPOUNDS
POLYMORPHIC ANALYSIS of TEGAFUR
IN-SITU INVESTIGATION ON REACTION MECHANISM AND
KINETICS OF CuInSe2 FORMATION FROM Cu-In/Mo/GLASS PRECURSOR
BaF2 PROCESS OF LONG-LENGTH CONDUCTORS:
HIGH-TEMPERATURE NEUTRON AND X-RAY STUDY OF YOF
*New Member Orientation Meeting
All new members and first-time attendees should plan to attend this meeting. Dr. Tim Fawcett, ICDD's Executive Director will welcome attendees and present an overview of the ICDD and events held during the meeting week. Learn how to become involved in ICDD activities. Non-members can also learn about the membership application process.
The schedule is finalized and available. Meetings of the following Technical Subcommittees are typically held prior to the Technical Committee Meeting:
Ceramics Subcommittee - Peter Zavalij
Metals and Alloys Subcommittee - Peter Wallace
Minerals Subcommittee - Peter Heaney
Organic and Pharmaceutical Subcommittee - Fred Wireko
Polymers Subcommittee - tbd
Characterization Methods and Tools Subcommittees
Electron Diffraction Subcommittee - Joseph Michael
Non-Ambient Diffraction Subcommittee - Andrew Payzant
Synchrotron Diffraction Methods Subcommittee - Peter Lee
X-ray Diffraction Methods Subcommittee - Davor Balzar
X-ray Fluorescence Subcommittee - George Havrilla
ICDD Activities Subcommittees
(continued from Wednesday, see above)
Technical Committee Meeting
The Technical Committee meeting reviews motions and action items from the numerous technical subcommittees and task groups. Since task groups meet at different times during the year and some of the subcommittees meet in concurrent sessions on Tuesday, this meeting provides a summary of key items to all attendees. In addition, guest speakers are invited to present topics of current interest. Regional Technical Co-chairs review activities in their region of the globe (eight regions) and present recommendations for future activities.
Annual Meeting of Members
All members come together for a formal gathering at this meeting to hear remarks from the Chairman, a review of the Board of Directors' (BoD) and Headquarters' activities, reports of selected BoD Committees, including the Technical and Finance Committees, as well as reports of Task Groups. Corporate activities are also discussed along with any new business items brought forth by members. An agenda of the meeting is available.
Friday: Board of Directors' Meeting
This meeting is generally closed to the public.