[Neutron] Announcement for 3-day Rietveld school
kpete at bnl.gov
Thu Feb 19 00:58:46 CET 2015
We are pleased to announce that there will be a 3-day school on "Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis" held May 19-21 at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) immediately preceding the 2015 North American Solid State Chemistry Conference (NASSC).
The primary goal of this workshop is to teach participants Rietveld refinement methods for evaluating 3D crystal structures from 1D powder diffraction data, with an emphasis on data collected on "high-resolution" structural user facility beamlines such as the 11-BM synchrotron beamline at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, or the POWGEN and NOMAD time-of-flight neutron diffraction beamlines at the Spallation Neutron Source of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The combination of "high-resolution" data and advances in modern software algorithms are allowing many challenging structural problems to be resolved solely from powder diffraction data, and an up-to-date instruction in modern methods and advanced techniques will be provided. Some synchrotron and neutron instrument time has been allocated for the collection of high quality structural data on samples provided by course participants. This course will emphasize traditional solid state compounds (non-molecular), and will use the TOPAS software as the platform for Rietveld refinement (complementary trial license for participants) to facilitate teaching. Instructors will be Prof. Peter Khalifah (Stony Brook University), Prof. Cora Lind (University of Toledo), Dr. Pamela Whitfield (ORNL), Dr. Katharine Page (ORNL), Dr. Saul Lapidus (ANL), and Dr. Arnt Kern (Bruker-AXS).
Priority will be given to applications received by March 1, 2015. The application package and further information is available at the website: http://www.chem.fsu.edu/nasscc2015/workshop.html.
Dr. Peter Khalifah
Associate Professor Chemist
Dept. of Chemistry Dept. of Chemistry
Stony Brook University Brookhaven National Laboratory
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3400 Upton, NY 11973-5000
Office: 447 Grad. Chemistry Office: Bldg 555, Rm 260
Phone: (631)632-7796 Phone: (631)344-7689
Fax: (631)632-7960 Fax: (631)344-5815
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