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Special InSession Event
+ & JADE® Users’ Workshop

• A FREE Virtual Event •
Presented by ICDD® and Materials Data®

Learn from the Developers and Experts!

Do you want to know all of the hidden gems the PDF card has to offer?
Would you like a concise review of navigating JADE?
Please join ICDD and MDI for a special version of In Session – FREE after your registration.

You will learn broad and detailed techniques and tips for using PDF-4+ and JADE from our featured speakers, while they and our other experts wait in the wings for your questions. Don’t miss this special opportunity to gain insights and thorough knowledge from the ICDD database and JADE software developers.

ICDD PDF-4 & JADE Users’ Workshop
Sunday, 1 August 2021
10 am to 1 pm EDT
Agenda for 1 August 2021 - ICDD PDF-4 & JADE Users’ Workshop

A Powder Diffraction File (PDF) entry, also known as a PDF card, contains all of the scientific and bibliographic data available for a particular PDF entry. Information for each entry is organized into over twenty categories; some include 3D structure viewing, ring pattern simulations, and correlation graphs for entries within a temperature series.

In “Navigating a Powder Diffraction File”, you will learn how to:

  • Access a PDF Entry
  • Navigate Through the Comprehensive Content of a PDF Entry
  • Utilize the Simulation Tools on a PDF Entry
  • Perform an Elemental Search & Access a Resulting PDF Entry

Don’t forget – Tom (and other experts) will be available for Q&A during the webinar!

Thomas Blanton Speaker

Dr. Tom Blanton

ICDD Executive Director

Dr. Tom Blanton is ICDD’s Executive Director and Principal Scientist. Before joining ICDD, he was a Senior Principal Scientist at Eastman Kodak Company where he worked in industrial applications of X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence for 31 years.

JADE is a powerful, all-purpose powder XRD pattern viewer, processing and analysis program with great emphasis on quantification, phase ID, Whole Pattern Fitting (WPF), and Rietveld refinement tools. It makes the task of processing and understanding your collected data simple and your results concise and easy to understand. Spend an hour with ICDD and MDI for an overview on how to navigate JADE.

In “Navigating JADE”, you will learn how to:

  • Navigate the Information Rich JADE Interface
  • Quickly do a Search/Match and Whole Pattern Fitting/Rietveld Refinement of Your Pattern
  • View and Create Structures
  • Create Publication Worthy Reports

Remember – Steffen (and other JADE experts) will be available for Q&A during the webinar!

Steffen Webber

Dr. Steffen Weber

Senior Software Programmer

Born in East Germany and earning his PhD in Japan, Dr. Steffen Weber is a scientific application developer at MDI in California. Steffen has been with Materials Data for over 20 years. Materials Data is proud to now be part of the ICDD.

PDF-4+ combines the world’s largest sources of inorganic diffraction data from crystals and powders into a single database. The result is a comprehensive collection of inorganic materials, produced in a standardized format that can be rapidly searched for unknown phase identification. Extensive data mining is facilitated with 131 display fields coupled with 77 searches. This allows the user to find PDF entries of interest based on user-defined search criteria.

In “Data Mining in PDF-4+”, you will learn how to:

  • Perform searches based on elemental data, crystallographic data, physical properties, classifications, and more
  • Combine multiple searches using Boolean logic
  • Customize your search results by adding display fields and sorting table columns
  • Create X-Y graphs, category graphs, and histograms based on your search results

Bonus to you – Justin (and other developers) will be available for Q&A during the webinar!

Justin Blanton

Justin Blanton

Manager of Engineering and Design

Since 2007, Justin has been project leader for the PDF-4+, PDF-2, and PDF-4 Minerals products. He continued his software development efforts by adding support for all major XRD manufacturers. In 2014, Justin was promoted to Manager of Engineering and Design where he leads a group of developers who continually update the PDF software with new features on a yearly basis.

Don’t miss this special chance to learn from our expert scientists and developers.
You’ll benefit from their experience.