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Social Event, Poster Session, and Reception:

Following the Plenary Session, members and guests are invited to spend the afternoon at our social event, poster session, and reception.

DE Natural History

This year’s excursion will take us to the Delaware Museum of Natural History, located in Wilmington, Delaware. Opening in 1972, the Delaware Museum of Natural History’s mission is to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery. As the only natural history museum in the state, the Museum welcomes more than 65,000 visitors each year to experience an African watering hole, gaze up at a giant squid, encounter a jaguar face-to-face, and marvel at the diversity of shells from around the globe. Gallery highlights also include a permanent dinosaur collection, a simulated coral reef, and a Science in Action paleontology lab. These and many other discoveries await us at the Delaware Museum of Natural History!

Arranged exclusively for our group, the Museum will also provide guest speakers to enhance our experience:

  • Halsey Spruance, Executive Director, will provide both the history of the institution and an introduction to the Museum’s strategic planning process.
  • Jill Karlson, Director of Public Programming, will review the Science in Action Lab, local partnerships, and the installation of the Delaware Mineralogical Society exhibit.
  • Exhibits Manager, Helen Bilinski, will outline the curation of the Museum’s permanent exhibits and the process of finding, contracting, and installing their traveling exhibits.
  • Dawn Swartout, Director of Development, will discuss current and upcoming grants work benefiting our local and international community.A member of the Collections and Research Staff will discuss their new National Science Foundation grant supporting the department’s project to publish approximately 65,000 data records online for the first time, and an overview of their extensive collections.

Following our tour of the Museum, we will travel by bus to nearby Mendenhall Inn, sister property of the Best Western Plus, Concordville Hotel. Here, we will host our annual poster session and reception.  While enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, members and guests will view the posters, exchange knowledge with their peers, and enjoy old and new friendships.  A buffet dinner will follow. At the conclusion of the event, bus transportation will take guests back to the Best Western Plus, Concordville Hotel.

Delaware Museum

Poster Session Information:

The Technical Committee Chair, Matteo Leoni, encourages members to submit posters or displays for the poster session.

Poster Guidelines
Poster boards are 40 inches high, 60 inches wide, and about 1/4 inch thick, comprised of foam board. Pins and Velcro will be available to attach your poster to the foam boards. Authors are asked to post their presentations approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.

Guidelines for Preparing Abstracts
Abstracts will be published as-received on the ICDD web page and published in the journal of Powder Diffraction. If you do not want your abstract so published, please note your request in your e-mail message when you submit it. Abstracts must not exceed one page in length and must include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and the text. To provide uniformity, it is recommended that abstracts be prepared in Microsoft® Word, according to the following guidelines:

Abstract Format

  • Paper Size: 8.5 x 11 inches; A4 paper must be formatted for 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Size: Entire abstract, including title, author(s), affiliation(s), and text, must fit into a maximum area of 15 cm (5.9") wide by 20 cm (7.9") high. Please allow a top margin of 3.8 cm (1.5") and 2.54 cm (1") margins on all other sides
  • Font: Times or Times New Roman, 12 point
  • Title: bold, centered, all uppercase (except where lowercase letters are needed for clarity)
  • Leave one blank line between the title and the author(s)
  •  Author(s) and affiliation(s): mixed upper and lowercase, centered; if there is more than one author, underline the presenting author's name
  • Leave two blank lines before beginning text
  • Text:
    • text should appear flush left; do not indent
    • use line spacing sufficiently large enough to allow the abstract to be read easily, including subscripts, superscripts and Greek letters
    • a blank line is recommended (space permitting) between new paragraphs

Submission
The preferred method of submitting your abstracts is in a PDF format via this ICDD submission form.

However, if you require an alternate method, please contact Eileen Jennings - E-mail: jennings@icdd.com or Tel: +610-325-9814.

Abstracts should be submitted no later than 13 March 2015.

Posters:

ICDD PDF-4 PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS FOR RELEASE 2015
J. Blanton, R. Vithayathil, K. Zhong, Y. Si, T. Blanton
International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA

ICDD POWDER DIFFRACTION FILE COVERAGE OF POLYMERS USED IN PHARMACEUTICAL AND BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Tom Blanton and Stacy Gates
International Centre for Diffraction Data, 12 Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA, USA

POWDER DIFFRACTION JOURNAL IN REVIEW 2014
Nicole M. Ernst Boris, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA

NIST STANDARD REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR X-RAY METROLOGY
J.P. Cline, M. Mendenhall, D. Windover and A. Henins, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

THE POWDER DIFFRACTION PATTERN AND THE CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A NEW Zn-FLUCONAZOLE COMPLEX
Analio J. Dugarte(1), J.A. Henao(2), G. Díaz de Delgado(1), J.M. Delgado(1)
(1) Laboratorio de Cristalografía-LNDRX, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes,
Mérida, Venezuela. (2) Laboratorio de Rayos X, Universidad Industrial de Santander,
Bucaramanga, Colombia.

STUDY OF SRM 660B USING NEUTRON TIME-OF-FLIGHT DIFFRATION DATA FROM POWGEN AT THE SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE (SNS)*
J. Faber, Faber Consulting, Thornton, PA 19373
P. Whitfield, E. A. Payzant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831

NEW PROJECT TEAM ADVANCEMENTS AT ICDD
E. Foster, S. Gates, D. Sagnella, M. Rost, M. Hammock, S. Jennings, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA

ADVANCES IN 2-D DIFFRACTION: INCORPORATING 2-D DATA INTO THE PDFTM
Stacy Gates, Kai Zhong, Tom Blanton, Justin Blanton, International Centre for Diffraction Data, 12 Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, 19073

PDF-4+ TOOLS AND CAPABILITIES: CHARACTERIZATION OF MINERALS
Stacy Gates and Tom Blanton, International Centre for Diffraction Data, 12 Campus Boulevard, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, 19073

IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF CLAY MINERALS USING THE POWDER DIFFRACTION FILE
Stephen Hillier, The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, ABERDEEN, AB15 8QH
and Department of Soil and Environment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
(SLU), SE-75007,Uppsala, Sweden

Best PosterCRYSTAL STRUCTURES OF LARGE-VOLUME COMMERCIAL PHARMACEUTICALS
James A. Kaduk, kaduk@polycrystallography.com, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL 60616
Joel W. Reid, Canadian Light Source, 44 Innovation Blvd., Saskatoon SK S7N 2V3 Canada
Robert J. Papoular, IRAMIS/CEA - Saclay, Leon Brillouin Laboratory, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedes, 91191 France
Kai Zhong, Amy M. Gindhart, Thomas N. Blanton, ICDD, Newtown Square PA 19073

ICDD – EMBRACING SOCIAL MEDIA
M. Kottenhahn, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA

WinPSSP: A REVAMP OF THE CRYSTAL STRUCTRE DETERMINATION PROGRARM PSP WITH EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
N. Kourkoumelis (a), A. Polymeros (b), S. Pagola (c)
a) Department of Medical Physics, Medical School, University of Ioannina, 45110, Ioannina, Greece. Email:
nkourkou@uoi.gr
b) Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, 45110, Ioannina, Greece
c) Applied Science Dept., College of William and Mary-Applied Research Center. 12050 Jefferson Avenue,
Newport News, VA, 23606, USA. Email: spagol@wm.edu

THERMAL STABILITY OF LA2CUO4-x OXIDES IN SUPERCRITICAL REDUCING SOLUTIONS
Yucheng Lan (a),(b), Yasmin Dias (a), Hui Wang (b), Haiqing Zhao (b), Vallery Salomon a, Jianye Li (c)
(a) Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
21251; (b) Department of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204; (c) Department of
Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706.

ICDD’S COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION: THE PERSONAL SIDE!
Eileen Jennings, Stephanie Jennings, Terry Maguire, Denise Zulli
International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA

THE NATURAL MAGNETIC MINERAL THAT WAS NOT
Robert J. Papoular, Robert.Papoular@cea.fr; Gilles Andre, IRAMIS / CEA-Saclay, Leon Brillouin Laboratory, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette CEDEX, France
Nikolaos Kourkoumelis, Department of Medical Physics, Medical School, University of Ioannina, 45110, Greece
Amy A. Sarjeant, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
John Faber, Faber Consulting, Thornton, PA, USA

THE SURPRISING AB INITIO STRUCTURE SOLUTION OF A NEW METAL-ORGANIC COMPOUND USING TWO X-RAY DIFFRACTION UNCONVENTIONAL INSTRUMENTS
Robert J. Papoular, robert.papoular@cea.fr, IRAMIS / CEA-Saclay, Leon Brillouin Laboratory, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette CEDEX, France
Amy A. Sarjeant, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
Bruce N. Noll, Bruker AXS Inc., 5465 East Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53771, USA
Alfredo M. Angeles-Boza, Christian R. Samanamu, Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, Unit 3060, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

Best PosterCRYSTAL STRUCTURE MODIFICATION AND ENHANCED ELECTROCHEMICAL PERFORMANCE IN α-MNO2 NANOWIRES VIA ACID-LEACHING
Bryan Byles, Patrick West, and Ekaterina Pomerantseva
Materials Science and Engineering Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104

MICROVOLUMETRIC STUDY OF DIOPSIDE CRYSTALS IN POLISHED THIN SECTIONS BY SYNCHROTRON tts-DIFFRACTION
J. Rius (a), O. Vallcorba (b) , C. Frontera (a)
(a) Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, CSIC, Campus de laUAB,08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain. (b) Experiments Division (MSPD beamline), ALBA Synchrotron Facility- CELLS, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain. (jordi.rius@icmab.es).

X–RAY DIFFRACTION LABORATORY AT THE CENTRO DE FISICA APLICADA Y TECNOLOGIA AVANZADA, UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO.
E. M. Rivera-Muñoz, B. Millán-Malo, Laboratorio de Difracción de rayos – X, Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, Universidad Nacional
Autónoma de México, A.P. 1-1010 Querétaro, Qro. C.P. 76000, México

STRUCTURE REFINEMENT AND POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION DATA FOR METASTUDTITE (UO2)O2(H2O)2
Mark A. Rodriguez, Philippe E. Weck, Joshua D. Sugar, and Thomas J. Kulp
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1411.

"THE FINAL COUNTDOWN" : POPULATING HISTORIC ENTRIES IN PDF-4/ORGANICS
M. Rost, M. Hammock, S. Gates, E. Foster, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA

A NEW, HIGHLY FLEXIBLE, EASILY MODIFIABLE AIDS PROGRAM
Diane E. Sagnella, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA 19073

WHY DO WE NEED TO OPEN INTERENET PORTS?
J. Sunzeri, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA

COMPUTATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL MATERIALS SCIENCE: BEYOND STATIC STRUCTURES
Jacco van de Streek, University of Copenhagen, Department of Pharmacy,
Universitetsparken 2, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. jacco.vandestreek@sund.ku.dk

Best PosterSELECTIVE AREA ELECTRON DIFFRACTION AND SIMULATED ANNEALING OF POWDER X-RAY DIFFRACTION FOR THE DETERMINATION OF NEW IRIDATE CRYSTAL STRUCTURES
Benjamin A. Trump, Tyrel M. McQueen
Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St, Baltimore MD 21218

TIME-SLICING NON-AMBIENT POWGEN DATA - TEASING OUT DETAIL AFTER-THE-FACT
P.S. Whitfield, A. Huq & P. Peterson, Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831

ICDD GRANT-IN-AID PROGRAM
S. Wolkov, S. Kabekkodu, A. Gindhart, S. Gates, T. Blanton, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA

Best PosterSTRUCTURAL/PROPERTY STUDIES OF p-type UNFILLED TERNARY SKUTTERUDITE, FeSb2+xTe1-x
W. Wong-Ng (a), Gangjian Tan (b), Yonggao Yan (b), Wei Liu (b),(c), Hang Chi (c), Xianli Su (b), Xinfeng Tang (b), Ctirad Uher (c) and J.A. Kaduk (d).
(a) Material Measurement Laboratory, Ceramics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, USA;
(b) State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, People's Republic of China;
(c) Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA;
(d) BCS, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616.

INCORPORATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL API'S INTO THE PDF DATABASES
Amy Gindhart and Kai Zhong, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA

 

 

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