Event Name The Role of Magnetic Symmetry in the Description and Determination of Magnetic Structures
Start Date 14th Aug 2014
End Date 16th Aug 2014
Duration 3 days

Venue: Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (near Toronto)

Focus: Lecture presentations and hands-on workshop tutorials will focus on the role of magnetic symmetry in the solution and refinement of magnetic structures.  This will include discussions of magnetic neutron diffraction, the proper description of a magnetic structure (e.g. supercell, wave or irrep-mode parameters), magnetic space groups and superspace groups, magnetic systematic absences, the use of symmetry operators to constrain magnetic models, and the use of symmetry in widely-available structure solution/refinement packages.

Target Audience:  Because many of the methods and tools for applying magnetic symmetry to the solution and refinement of commensurate and incommensurate magnetic structures are relatively new and developing rapidly, this workshop will be of interest to experts and novices alike.  Students, post-docs, faculty and industrial scientists with a strong interest in the crystallography of magnetic materials should plan to attend.  We anticipate between 30 and 50 participants.

Location Hamilton
Contact Branton Campbell
URL http://magcryst.org/meetings/cmsworkshop2014/
Category schools and workshops