OpenLab and Crystallographic Training in X-ray Powder Diffraction

A UNESCO/International Union of Crystallography initiative in collaboration with PANalytical BV, Atomika Teknik, and UNAM, the National Nanotechnology Research Center at Bilkent University in Ankara and the Turkish Crystallography Association (TCA).

Venue: 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.

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 the 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.

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, confirmation will be sent with further details, including information about obtaining financial support.

Closing date for applications is 15 December 2014


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 a representative from PANalytical, Almelo, The Netherlands.

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Training subjects

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

• Indexing

• 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 mining

• A selection of advanced applications

• Careers in crystallography

• Commonly used software and interpretation of program output

PANalytical is the world’s leading supplier of analytical instrumentation and software for X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF). The materials characterization equipment is used for scientific research and development, for industrial process control applications and for semiconductor metrology. During the last decade PANalytical has added a variety of other analysis techniques to their product portfolio. Optical emission spectrometry (OBLF GmbH, Germany), pulsed fast thermal neutron activation (Sodern, France) and near-infrared (ASD Inc.) capabilities together with XRD and XRF can provide customers with tailor-made analytical solutions for the characterization of a wide range of products such as cement, metals, nanomaterials, polymers and many more.

PANalytical’s headquarters are in Almelo, the Netherlands. Fully equipped application laboratories are established in Japan, China, the USA, Brazil, and the Netherlands. PANalytical’s research activities are based in Almelo (NL) and on the campus of the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). Supply and competence centers are located on two sites in the Netherlands: Almelo (development and production of X-ray instruments) and Eindhoven (development and production of X-ray tubes) and in Boulder, USA (development and production of near-infrared instruments). PANalytical is active in all but a few countries of the world. This worldwide sales and service network ensures unrivalled levels of customer support. The company is certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

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