2006 March Meeting
2006 Annual Spring Meeting
|ICDD SPRING MEETINGS
20-24 March 2006
ICDD Headquarters, Newtown Square, PA, USA
|Task Groups||Technical Regional Co-Chairs and Technical Subcommittee Chairs||Welcome New Members||Technical Meetings||Board of Directors' Meeting|
|Social Event - The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology||Annual Meeting|
|Board of Directors' Meeting||Poster Session & Reception|
The Schedule - Meetings of the following Task Groups were held:
- Metals and Alloys Task Group
- Ceramic Task Group
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
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.
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..
9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
9:55 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
11:25 a.m. - 12:00 noon
- 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/.
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.
Poster Presentations included:
CHARACTERIZATION OF SILVER IMAGE FORMATION IN A SILVER BEHENATE PHOTOTHERMOGRAPHIC IMAGING ELEMENT USING X-RAY DIFFREACTION TECHNIQUES
BIBLIOGRAPHIC UPDATE FOR 2005
NEUTRON AND X-RAY DIFFRACTION: COMPLEMENTARY METHODS FOR STRUCTURE SOLUTION
ADVANCES IN NEUTRON SOURCES AND SCATTERING FACILITIES AT ORNL
SEMI-AUTOMATION OF STRUCTURE TYPE ASSIGNMENT
A PDF-4 ORGANICS 2006 APPLICATION NOTE CALCIUM TARTRATE TETRAHYDRATE WINE CRYSTALS
POWDER DIFFRACTION FILE SUBFILE DEFINITIONS
POWDER DIFFRACTION FILE SUBFILE CODING
NANOCRYSTAL PHASE IDENTIFICATION BY LATTICE FRINGE FINGERPRINTING IN TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPES
PDF-4/ORGANICS 2006 REFERENCE POWDER PATTERNS AND THEIR PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATION
X-RAY DIFFRACTION AND XAFS STUDY OF NIOBIUM DISPLACEMENT IN
AURIVILLIUS PHASE Bi2.25Ca0.5Na0.25Nb2O9
STRUCTURE AND DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF Bi4Pb1.5Ti4.5O16.5 AND Bi5Ca0.5GaTi3.5O16.5
EXPLORATION AND STRUCTURAL DETERMINATION
OF SEVERAL NEW BORATES
ROUTE TO GAN AND VN ASSISTED BY CARBOTHERMAL REDUCTION PROCESS
NEGATIVE REFRACTION: AN INTRINSIC PROPERTY OF
X-ray DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF TWO GERMANIUM Sr8Ga16Ge30 and Cs8Na16Ge136 CLATHRATES: PROMISING CANDIDATES FOR THERMOELECTRIC APPLICATIONS
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.
The Schedule - Meetings of the following Technical Subcommittees were held prior to the Technical Committee Meeting:
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
(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.