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 Virtual ICDD X-ray Powder Diffraction Clinic

Let Our Team of Experts Help You Take Your XRD Skills to the Next Level

During the past seven decades, the use of X-ray analytical methods has seen continued growth in the areas of materials characterization and phase identification. Over the years, the development of procedures, techniques, and advanced equipment have greatly enhanced the versatility of the method.

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The purpose of the XRD clinic is to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the theoretical basis as well as the practical application and implementation of powder diffractometry in today’s laboratory.  This knowledge and understanding is applicable whether the attendee works in academia, industry, or government laboratory, or whether they are a student, professor, researcher, or analyst.

Session I

Fundamentals of X-ray Powder Diffraction is directed to both relative newcomers in the field and to more experienced users wishing to broaden their understanding of fundamental concepts and established procedures. The major emphases of Fundamentals of X-ray Powder Diffraction are the acquisition of reliable experimental data and qualitative phase identification using both manual and automated search techniques.

Virtual XRD Session I – Fundamentals of X-ray Powder Diffraction:  26-29 October 2020

The 2020 XRD clinic will be presented virtually Monday – Thursday, from 9:00am – 4:30pm (EDT) on 26-29 October 2020.

Instruction will be a mix of pre-recorded and live video through the Zoom platform. Registration is being offered at a deep discount and seats are limited.

Registration is closed – Virtual XRD I is at capacity

If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Jennings, Education Coordinator
Email: clinics@icdd.com

Registration

Session I: Fundamentals of X-ray Powder Diffraction
9:00am – 4:30pm (EDT),  26-29 October 2020
$400.00 USD
Registration is closed – Virtual XRD I is at capacity.

Payment must be received prior to the start of the course to attend. Online registrations will be accepted up until two weeks before the start of the course; after that time, please contact Eileen Jennings, Education Coordinator, clinics@icdd.com.

ICDD reserves the right to use any and all photographs taken throughout the course to promote the clinics without additional approval from you, the participant.

Testimonials from past participants (in-person clinics)
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Thank you! What a great course, the faculty are passionate and inspiring! They helped me understand how to tackle my specific challenges with sample preparation and data analysis. Will definitely return for Rietveld course.
Christie Rowe
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The two weeks were great! The first week gave a good foundation to build on in the second week. The instructors are all top class, and taught us as much as is possible in the week we had. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone interested in quantification methods. Thank you!
Katie Nichols
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Excellent course that is taught by passionate experts in XRD. Their enthusiasm when presenting the lectures and workshops provides a very positive learning environment. I enjoyed another week at ICDD and can’t wait to come back for Rietveld Refinement specialized course next year.
Adalberto Freay
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I found it amazing that the facilitators have between themselves centuries of XRD experience ranging from diverse fields from academia to cutting edge industrial research. No one was left out!
Madiba Mothusi
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ICDD Clinic on Fundamentals of X-ray Powder Diffraction Schedule
26 – 29 October 2020

(All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) – Instruction will be a mix of pre-recorded and live video through the Zoom platform.)

Monday 26 October 2020 – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm EDT

9:00 am–12:00 pm

Lectures:

Introductions
(T. Blanton) 9:00-9:30 am

Introduction to Powder Diffraction
(Crowder) 9:30-11:00 am

Break: 11:00-11:15 am

Radiation Safety
(T. Blanton) 11:15 am-12:00 pm

1:00–4:15 pm

Lectures:

Basic Crystallography
(Ryba) 1:00-3:00 pm

Break: 3:00-3:15 pm

Specimen Preparation
(Rodriguez) 3:15-4:15 pm

Tuesday 27 October 2020 – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm EDT

9:00 am–12:00 pm

Lectures:

The Powder Diffractometer
(T. Blanton) 9:00-10:15 am

Break: 10:15-10:30 am

Production of Monochromatic Radiation
(Rodriguez) 10:30 am-12:00 pm

1:00–2:30 pm

Workshop A:

Specimen Preparation & Acquisition of Diffraction Data
(Quick/Rodriguez/Fawcett)

Break: 2:30-2:45 pm

2:45–4:15 pm

Recitation A:

Properties of X-rays and use of filters; Crystal planes and directions; Bragg’s Law
(Ryba/T. Blanton/Crowder)

Wednesday 28 October 2020 – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm EDT

9:00 am–12:00 pm

Lectures:

Use of Search/Match Procedures
(Crowder) 9:00-10:00 am

Break: 10:00-10:15 am

Industrial Applications
(T. Blanton) 10:15-11:15 am

Data Collection
(T. Blanton) 11:15 am-12:00 pm

1:00–2:30 pm

Workshop B:

Reduction of diffractometer data/PDF-4+ Essentials
(Kabekkodu/Gates-Rector/Gindhart)

Break: 2:30-2:45 pm

2:45–4:15 pm

Recitation B:

Search/Match: Methods and Data Collection & Analysis Strategies
(Fawcett/Weth/J. Blanton)

4:30–5:30 pm

Study Session
(T. Blanton)

Thursday 29 October 2020 – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm EDT

9:00 am–12:00 pm

Lectures:

Use of Standards
(Quick) 9:00-10:00 am

Flowchart
(Rodriguez) 10:00-10:30 am

Break: 10:30-10:45 am

Nanomaterials
(Fawcett) 10:45-11:45 am

1:00–4:15 pm

Recitation C:

Use of calibration standards; Instrument settings, Crystallite Size and counting statistics
(Ryba/T. Blanton/Crowder)

Break: 2:45-3:00 pm

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