Powder Diffraction at the Australian Synchrotron and OPAL: A workshop for beginners

National Centre for Synchrotron Science 800 Blackburn Rd. Clayton VIC 3168

The powder diffraction teams from the Australian Synchrotron and OPAL are hosting a 3 day powder diffraction data analysis workshop  for beginners aimed at post-graduate students and early career researchers.

This workshop aims to cover all stages of data analysis, beginning at sample preparation, radiation choice, experimental setup and data collection strategies, through to data analysis approaches. 

Topics will include; basic crystallography, indexing, search-match, wavelength refinement, geometry corrections and an introduction to advanced analysis techniques. Tutorial sessions will be used to practically reinforce the material presented.

Tutorials will be split into 2 parallel sessions: one using TOPAS and one using GSAS II.

Priority will be given to applicants with synchrotron or neutron data or with awarded beamtime.

The workshop is free. Accomodation and some meals will be provided for country and interstate participants. Participants are responsible for their travel to the workshop.

Lectures and tutorials will be presented by the AS beamline team, Prof. Vanessa Peterson (ACNS, ANSTO), Dr. Zhiyang Wang (IME, ANSTO), Dr. Nathan Webster (CSIRO), Dr. Claire Murray (Diamond Light Source, UK) and Prof. Brendan Kennedy (U. Sydney).


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