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 Virtual ICDD X-ray Powder Diffraction Clinics

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.

The XRD clinic is presented in two separate week-long sessions, each of which stands alone as a complete course.

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.

Session II

Advanced Methods in X-ray Powder Diffraction, is designed for the experienced user and focuses on computer-based methods of qualitative and quantitative phase analysis, as well as crystal structure analysis and refinement. For maximum benefit from the Advanced Methods in X-ray Powder Diffraction, the ICDD Clinic faculty strongly recommends that students have previously attended Session I. The format of the clinic is a combination of morning lectures and afternoon recitations and workshops.


Virtual XRD Session I – Fundamentals of X-ray Powder Diffraction: 17-21 May 2021
Virtual XRD Session II – Advanced Methods in X-ray Powder Diffraction: 24-28 May 2021

Seats are limited! Register before 5 April and save $100!

The 2021 XRD clinics will be presented virtually Monday – Friday:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 4:30pm (Live EDT)
Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm (Live EDT)

Monday – Thursday: 9:00am – 4:30pm (Live EDT)
Friday: 9:00am – 1:00pm (Live EDT)

Instruction will be live video through the Zoom platform. Registration is being offered at a deep discount.

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


Session I: Fundamentals of X-ray Powder Diffraction
17-21 May 2021
Register by 5 April 2021: $500 USD
After 5 April 2021: $600 USD
Session II: Advanced Methods in X-ray Powder Diffraction
24-28 May 2021
Register by 12 April 2021: $500 USD
After 12 April 2021: $600 USD
Register for both sessions (two-week course)
17-28 May 2021
Register by 5 April 2021: $1,000 USD
After 5 April 2021: $1,200 USD

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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 Virtual X-ray Diffraction Clinics
    17-28 May 2021