"Advanced Powder Diffraction Workshop"

We are happy to announce that the "Advanced Powder Diffraction Workshop” will be held on the 4th-6th October 2017
at the Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, Sweden.

The workshop is jointly arranged by the Nordforsk Network on Functional Materials and SwedNess. 

Materials science in Scandinavia is foreseen to get a significant boost with the new sources at MAX IV and the European Spallation Source (ESS). These new facilities will significantly expand the analytical capabilities of researchers in the Nordic region. In support of this, the Advanced Powder Diffraction workshop is being offered with two aims: 

1) To present the upcoming opportunities at ESS and MAX IV with respect to powder diffraction
2) To demonstrate the advanced analysis methods needed to analyse the non-standard diffraction data that can be obtained with new techniques.

Attendees of the second half of the workshop will have the opportunity to receive small-group training in two of the following programs:

TOPAS            PDFGUI                Debussy

FOX                 DISCUS                 Magnetic diffraction

With a focus on small group sessions, students will have ample opportunity for dedicated hands-on training with instruction from highly experienced researchers. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own diffraction data for the workshop sessions.

A poster session is held to facilitate networking and collaboration.   


Mogens Christensen, Aarhus University (mch@chem.au.dk)                William Brant, Uppsala University (william.brant@kemi.uu.se)

Group photo:

Tentative Program

Wednesday 4th October, 2017

12:00-13:00 Arrival and sandwich lunch
13:00-15:30 Talks
ESS overview - Werner Schweika (30 min)
MAX-IV overview - Franz Hennies (30 min)
DanMAX@MAX-IV - Mads Ry Jørgensen (20 min)
DREAM@ESS - Mikhail Feygenson(20 min)
DiffMAX@MAX-IV - Oliver Balmes (20min)
HEIMDAL@ESS - Mogens Christensen(20 min)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-19:00 Presentation of software
              TOPAS Michael Gaultois/Yue Wu/
              John Evans (30 min)
              PDFgui - Kirsten Ø. Jensen (30 min)
              Debussy - Federica Bertolotti (30 min)
              FOX - Dorthe Ravnsbæk (30 min)
              DISCUS - Reinhard Neder (30 min)
              Magnetic refinements - P. Beran (30 min)
19:00-20:00 Dinner
Installation of software / poster session

Thursday 5th October, 2017

ESS initiatives on software/data handling - Thomas Holm Rod (30 min)
2D Rietveld refinements (30 min)
Diffraction tomography (30 min)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Start of the second part of the workshop:

11:00-13:00 Demonstration of software
Students are divided into different groups – to learn how to use specific software
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-18:00 Hands-on-software testing
18:00-19:00 Dinner
19:00- 1-on-1 and poster session

Friday 6th October, 2017

Hands-on learning with a second software package