Event Name Elemental, compound and phase analysis by powder X-ray diffraction
Start Date 19th Sep 2014 9:45am
End Date 19th Sep 2014 5:00pm
Duration 7 hours and 15 minutes

Golden year celebrations
International Year of Crystallography 2014, IYCr2014

Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.

Workshop on “Elemental, compound and phase analysis by powder X-ray diffraction”, 19-20th Sept. 2014

From ancient times, crystals have become one of the attractive materials due to their surface morphology, sparkles and colors. The discovery of X-ray diffraction from crystals by Max Von Laue helped to understand atomic/molecular structures and physical properties of them. Max Von Laue was awarded Noble prize in 1914 for his discovery. Now the year 2014 is celebrated as 100th anniversary of crystallography. To commemorate the International Year of Crystallography 2014, this workshop is organized. Single crystal X-ray diffraction and powder X-ray diffraction methods are widely used for studying structure and physical properties of crystalline materials. Powder X-ray diffraction (Powder XRD) could be used when the material sizes are very small (less than mm). Recently, Nanoscience has become one of the emerging field and lot of nanomaterials are synthesized. Powder XRD has become one of important characterization tool for finding phase and size of nanoparticles. Many post graduate and research students do research work in nanomaterials. The workshop aims at to impart knowledge to participants on element, compound and phase analysis of samples by powder X-ray diffraction. The workshop includes expert lectures, tutorials, X-ray lab visit and powder X-ray diffraction demonstration. Organizers : Prof. D. Sastikumar Dr. M. Ashok

Location Tiruchirappalli
Contact Ashok M
URL http://www.nitt.edu/home/X-ray-diffraction.pdf
Category schools and workshops