OpenLab and crystallographic training in X-ray Powder Diffraction
Partners of IUCr and UNESCO for OpenLab Turkey: PANalytical BV
Venue: UNAM, National Nanotechnology Research Center at Bilkent University in Ankara
Participation in this OpenLab is limited to 30 students (a minimum of 10 is required to confirm the OpenLab).
An IUCr/UNESCO initiative in collaboration with PANalytical BV, Atomika Teknik, UNAM, the National Nanotechnology Research Center at Bilkent University in Ankara and the Turkish Crystallographic Association.
We invite you to register for training scheduled for 19–22 January 2015. Diffraction equipment is housed in the National Nanotechnology Research Center on campus.
Lecturers: Professor Gilberto Artioli (Università di Padova), [co-author of the volume “Fundamentals of Crystallography” (C. Giacovazzo ed.) and author of “Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage”] and Dr Marco Sommariva from PANalytical, Almelo, The Netherlands.
TOPIC I: X-ray Physics
• The nature of X-rays
• Interaction of X-rays with crystalline matter
• Crystal and symmetry
• X-ray diffraction: theory
TOPIC II: Data Collection and Treatment
• Sample preparation
• Experimental configurations and X-ray optics
• Practical aspects of data collection
• Practical aspects of data processing
• Phase identification and quantification
• Information about structure solution and the Rietveld method
• Random and systematic errors
• Crystallographic databases
TOPIC III: Application
• Hands on – bring your own material for analysis
• Crystallography and its application in studying cultural heritage
• A selection of advanced applications
• Careers in crystallography
• Commonly used software and interpretation of program output
Click here to download the detailed programme
All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate.
Each participant will be asked to submit their CV and a short comment on their motivation to attend this prestigious event.
All lectures, lecture materials and the use of the instrumentation for the hands-on tutorials will be for free for all participants.
Participation in the OpenLab is at no cost. Recommendations for accommodation will appear on this webpage in due course. Bursaries are available upon application to subsidise the cost of accommodation and, where possible, travel. Such subsidies would be based on the presentation of invoices for reasonable expenses incurred. Such funds are provided by the IUCr and UNESCO.
We aim to make this event accessible to all participants and will make every effort to raise funding with interested parties, including governments participating in the UNESCO programme. We reserve the right to cancel the event if the minimum attendance of 10 is not reached. If the number exceeds 30, a selection will be made based on the motivation to participate in the event.
After registration, a confirmation will be sent with further details, also regarding information about obtaining financial support.
Read a short report of the event or download the full report