2006 March Meeting

2006 Annual Spring Meeting

2006 Annual Spring Meeting Schedule

Travel and Accommodation Information

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International Speakers

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The University of Pennsylvania Museum
of Archeology and Anthropology

Poster Session

 

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Annual Meeting Schedule

ICDD SPRING MEETINGS
20-24 March 2006
ICDD Headquarters, Newtown Square, PA, USA
Monday
20 March
Tuesday
21 March
Wednesday
22 March
Thursday
23 March
Friday
24 March
Task Groups Technical Regional Co-Chairs and Technical Subcommittee Chairs Welcome New Members Technical Meetings Board of Directors' Meeting
Board Committees PLENARY
Technical Meetings
Social Event - The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology Annual Meeting
Board of Directors' Meeting Poster Session & Reception      

Monday: Task Groups and Board of Directors' (BoD) Committees Meetings

Task Groups
The Schedule - Meetings of the following Task Groups were held:

  • Metals and Alloys Task Group
  • Ceramic Task Group

BoD Committees
The Schedule - Meetings of the following Board of Directors' Committees were held:

  • Finance Committee - David Taylor, 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

Technical Regional Co-chairs' and Technical Subcommittee Chairs’ Meeting
All Regional Co-chairs and Technical Subcommittee Chairs were invited to attend this meeting. There was a planning meeting for global technical activities in the 2006-2007 fiscal year. Activities included technical workshops, grant-in-aid workshops, and cooperative meetings with other technical organizations. This meeting also acquainted and reviewed the procedures and duties of Technical Subcommittee Chairs.

 

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9 a.m. - Noon
ICDD Headquarters Conference Room A
Organized by T. Fawcett, ICDD, Newtown Square, PA

The plenary session featured guest speakers from Venezuela and Japan, Professors José Miguel Delgado and Nobuo Ishizawa. Dr. John Faber, ICDD's Principal Scientist discussed the development of PDF-4+, ICDD's newest product, and future product enhancements. Finally, the plenary highlighted some recent developments in electron backscatter diffraction analysis by Scott Sitzman of HKL Technology, Inc..

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(Ishizawa, Sitzman, Delgado, Faber)

Opening Remarks
Tim Fawcett

9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Phase Identification, Strain Analysis and Data Subset Analysis using Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)
Scott Sitzman, HKL Technology, Inc.
Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.

9:55 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
New Developments and Capabilities in PDF-4+
John Faber, International Centre for Diffraction Data
Newtown Square, PA, U.S.A.

Break: 10:30-10:45

10:45 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Structural Characterization of the Cu2(Se,Te)3-(Ga,In)2(Se,Te)3 Semiconducting Systems
José Miguel Delgado, University de Andes
Merida, Venezuela

11:25 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Diffusion of Lithium Atoms in the Lithium Manganese Spinel with a Disordered Structure
Nobuo Ishizawa, Nagoya Institute of Technology
Tajimi, Japan

 


1 - 1:00 - 4:30
Participants discovered the world's cultural heritage with a docent-led tour highlighting an impressive collection of archeological and anthropological artifacts at The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology - http://www.museum.upenn.edu/.

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Poster Session and Reception - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Following the bus trip to the museum, ICDD sponsored a poster session and reception on Tuesday, 21 March 2006 at the Concordville Inn Restaurant (Gold Ballroom), adjacent to the host hotel, the Best Western Concordville Hotel and Conference Center. Posters relating to all aspects of X-ray analysis were welcome.

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Poster Presentations included:

CHARACTERIZATION OF SILVER IMAGE FORMATION IN A SILVER BEHENATE PHOTOTHERMOGRAPHIC IMAGING ELEMENT USING X-RAY DIFFREACTION TECHNIQUES
Thomas N. Blanton*, Mark Lelental, Craig L. Barnes, Eastman Kodak Company,
Research & Development, 1999 Lake Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14650-2106
* Electronic mail: tblanton@icdd.com, phone: 585-722-3323

BIBLIOGRAPHIC UPDATE FOR 2005
Nicole M. Ernst, M.L.I.S., and Albert C. Rohrman ICDD, Newtown Square, PA 19073

NEUTRON AND X-RAY DIFFRACTION: COMPLEMENTARY METHODS FOR STRUCTURE SOLUTION
Christina Hoffmann, Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O.Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6475, USA, phone: (865)567-5127, email:hoffmanncm@sns.gov

ADVANCES IN NEUTRON SOURCES AND SCATTERING FACILITIES AT ORNL
Camden R. Hubbard, Materials Science & Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA 37830-6064

SEMI-AUTOMATION OF STRUCTURE TYPE ASSIGNMENT
Soorya N Kabekkodu, International Centre for Diffraction Data Newtown Square, PA 19073

A PDF-4 ORGANICS 2006 APPLICATION NOTE CALCIUM TARTRATE TETRAHYDRATE WINE CRYSTALS
James A. Kaduk, Innovene USA LLC, P.O. Box 3011 MC F-9, Naperville IL 60566

POWDER DIFFRACTION FILE SUBFILE DEFINITIONS
The ICDD Editorial Staff, Consulting Editors and Volunteer Editors

POWDER DIFFRACTION FILE SUBFILE CODING
F. McClune
, V. Bosnic, and L. Lanno - International Centre for Diffraction Data - Newtown Square, PA

NANOCRYSTAL PHASE IDENTIFICATION BY LATTICE FRINGE FINGERPRINTING IN TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPES
Peter Moeck
* , Bjoern Seipel * , Ruben Bjorge - Department of Physics, Portland State University , P.O. Box 751, Portland , OR 97207-0751 , U.S.A. , * Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute, http://www.onami.us

PDF-4/ORGANICS 2006 REFERENCE POWDER PATTERNS AND THEIR PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATION
F. Needham, J. Faber, T. G. Fawcett International Centre for Diffraction Data, USA

X-RAY DIFFRACTION AND XAFS STUDY OF NIOBIUM DISPLACEMENT IN AURIVILLIUS PHASE Bi2.25Ca0.5Na0.25Nb2O9
Valery Vlasenko, Ànatoliy Shuvaev, Irina Pirog, Dmitriy Drannikov, Ivan Zarubin
Institute of Physics, Rostov State University, Stachki ave., 194, 344090 Rostov-on-Don,
Russia

STRUCTURE AND DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF Bi4Pb1.5Ti4.5O16.5 AND Bi5Ca0.5GaTi3.5O16.5
A. Shuvaev, V. Vlasenko, I. Zarubin
Research Institute of Physics, Rostov State University, pr. Stachki 194, Rostov-on-Don,
344090 Russia

EXPLORATION AND STRUCTURAL DETERMINATION OF SEVERAL NEW BORATES
L. Wu, X.Z. Li, W.Y. Wang, M. He, Y. P. Xu, X.L. Chen Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100080, P.R. China

ROUTE TO GAN AND VN ASSISTED BY CARBOTHERMAL REDUCTION PROCESS
H.Z. Zhao, M. Lei, W.Y. Wang, J.K. Jian, X.L. Chen Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100080, P.R. China

NEGATIVE REFRACTION: AN INTRINSIC PROPERTY OF UNIAXIAL CRYSTALS
X. L. Chen, Ming He, YinXiao Du, W. Y. Wang, D. F. Zhang Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100080, P. R. China

X-ray DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF TWO GERMANIUM Sr8Ga16Ge30 and Cs8Na16Ge136 CLATHRATES: PROMISING CANDIDATES FOR THERMOELECTRIC APPLICATIONS
W. Wong-Ng
, J.A. Kaduk 1 , M. Beekman 2 , G.S. Nolas 2 , Z. Yang and Q. Huang, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD 20899; 1 Innovene USA LLC, Naperville, IL 60566; 2 Physics Department, University of South Florida; Tampa, FL 33620

 

Wednesday: New Member Orientation Meeting, Technical Meetings

New Member Orientation Meeting
All new members and first-time attendees were invited to attend this meeting. Dr. Tim Fawcett, ICDD's Executive Director welcomed attendees and presented an overview of the ICDD and events held during the meeting week. Non-members can learned about the membership application process.

Technical Meetings
The Schedule - Meetings of the following Technical Subcommittees were held prior to the Technical Committee Meeting:

Materials Subcommittees

Ceramics Subcommittee - Peter Zavalij
Metals and Alloys Subcommittee - Peter Wallace
Minerals Subcommittee - Christina Hoffman
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

Education Subcommittee - Carlo Segre
PDF Editorial Staff Subcommittee - ICDD Editor-in-Chief - W. Frank McClune

Thursday: Technical Meetings, Technical Committee Meeting, and Annual Meeting of Members

Technical Meetings
(continued from Wednesday, see above)

Technical Committee Meeting
The Technical Committee meeting reviewed 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 provided a summary of key items to all attendees. Regional Technical Co-chairs reviewed activities in their region of the globe (eight regions) and presented recommendations for future activities.

Annual Meeting of Members
All members came 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 were also discussed.

Friday: Board of Directors' Meeting
This meeting was closed to the public.

 

Detailed Agendas