Event Name Bruker OpenLab Ghana
Start Date 28th Jan 2019
End Date 2nd Feb 2019
Duration 6 days


Partners of IUCr and UNESCO for OpenLab Ghana 2: Bruker



Venue: University of Accra, Ghana
Date: 28 January - 2 February 2019

To coincide with the 2nd Panafrican Conference on Crystallography (PCCr2), a Bruker D2 powder diffractometer will be made available at the University of Accra. During the days of the conference, Bruker delegate Damien Cochet will assist for installation, demonstration and data collections and analyses. On the inauguration day of the IUCr-UNESCO Bruker OpenLab, introductory lectures will be given by G. Artioli, E. Bendeif and F. Porcher.


January 28th

08:45-09:00 C. Lecomte (CRM2 and U. of Lorraine, Nancy, France; Chair of IUCr Initiative in Africa), Welcome address
09:00-10.30 G. Artioli (U. of Padua, Italy), Diffraction physics
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-13.00 G. Artioli (U. of Padua, Italy), Introduction to powder diffraction geometry and instrumentation
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 E. Bendeif (CRM2 and U. of Lorraine, Nancy, France), Introduction to Pair Distribution Function Analysis (PDF)
15.00-17.00 F. Porcher (LLB , Saclay, France), Powder neutron diffraction and applications 
17.00-17.30 Coffee break
17.30-19.00 Damien Cochet (Bruker), Presentation of the Bruker D2 diffractomer 

January 29th to February 2nd 2018

09:00-18:00 Damien Cochet (Bruker), Hands-on demonstration

All participants are invited to bring their own materials to be analyzed during the hands-on sessions.

Location Accra
Contact Robert Kingsford-Adaboh
Category openlabs