The powder diffraction teams from the Australian Synchrotron (AS) and Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) are hosting a 3-day virtual powder diffraction workshop for beginners aimed at post-graduate students and early career researchers.

This workshop aims to cover all stages of sample analysis, beginning at sample preparation, experimental setup through to instrument characterisation and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Topics will include: basic crystallography, search/matching, indexing, geometry corrections, proposal writing and tips on planning your experiment.

Demonstration sessions will be used to practically reinforce the material presented and will be split into 2 parallel sessions using TOPAS and GSAS II. 

Lecture and demonstration places are limited to 30 and priority will be given to Early Career Researchers and PhD students with synchrotron or neutron data or who have beamtime allocated.

The workshop is free. 

Lectures and demonstrations will be presented by Mr. Ian Madsen (CSIRO), the AS Powder Diffraction (PD) and Advanced Diffraction and Scattering (ADS) beamline teams at the AS, and the Powder Diffraction team at the ACNS, ANSTO. Examples of research carried out at the AS and ACNS will also be presented by Dr. Matilde Saura-Múzquiz (USYD) and Dr. Jack Binns (RMIT). 


Registration deadline: 20th July 2021

Notification of successful application: 30th July 2021

Registration for this event is currently open.
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