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ICDD Powder Diffraction Workshop – Virtual

13 August 2021
09:00am – 15:30pm CEST
0 CZK Registration Fee

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ICDD Powder Diffraction Workshop – Virtual

Organizer: ICDD International Centre for Diffraction Data

This workshop will present practical applications of X-ray powder diffraction as an analytical technique as it is currently used in today’s laboratory. This knowledge and understanding are applicable whether the attendee works in academia, industry, or government laboratory.

In this workshop we will present methods of materials characterization using powder diffraction analysis techniques. Presentations will combine lectures and hands-on demonstrations covering database datamining and software qualitative and quantitative analyses methods.

Participants in this workshop will have access to the ICDD PDF-4+ and PDF-4/Organics databases, and JADE Pro software through a Remote Desktop cloud server. After registration, attendees will be provided with an account to log into the RDS. Participation in this workshop will be most productive with access to two monitors (one to watch instructor, one to carry out exercises) or two computer devices.

This webinar open to IUCr2021 registrants only.


Tom Blanton

Thomas Blanton Speaker
Executive Director / Principal Scientist

International Centre for Diffraction Data, USA

Steffen Weber

Steffen Webber
Senior Software Programmer

International Centre for Diffraction Data, USA

All times Central European Summer Time

09:00am - 12:00 noon

Datamining using the ICDD® Powder Diffraction FileTM (PDF®) databases

  • PDF entry (card)
  • Datamining search options including:      
    • Periodic Table
    • Formula/Name
    •  Classifications
    • Crystallography
    • Modulated
    • Diffraction
    • Physical Properties
    • Reference
    • Comments
  • Composition Graphs
  • Microanalysis
  • Sieve+ Phase Identification
Powder Diffraction File

PDF-4 entry for Nafion PFSA fuel cell polymer, including raw diffraction data reference pattern.

12:00 noon - 12:30pm


12:30pm - 15:30pm

Diffraction analysis using JADE® Pro software

  • User Interface
  • Profile Fitting
  • Phase Identification
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Whole Pattern Fitting/Rietveld
  • Powder Pattern Simulation from Crystal Structures
  • Specialty Tools

JADE Pro phase identification and whole pattern fitting with quantitative analysis results, for multiphase red pigment.


  • Open to IUCr2021 registrants only
  • Workshop registration fee: 0 CZK
  • Workshop capacity: 35 attendees

IUCr policy

Freedom and gender policy:
The organizers of the school observes the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirms the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, sex or age, in accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science.

At this meeting no barriers will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.