The PCG/SCMP (Physical Crystallography Group of the British Crystallographic Association/Structural Condensed Matter Physics group of the Institute of Physics) will be holding the 2010 Rietveld refinement school at the University of Durham. The course will run from Sunday 18th to Thursday 22nd of April. Lectures will be given by Jeremy Cockcroft, Andy Fitch, John Evans and Ivana Evans. There will also be small group tutorials and a large number of practical hands-on computer sessions.
Topics to be covered will include:
- Data collection strategies for X-ray and neutron diffraction
- Constant wavelength and time of flight diffraction
- Modelling peak shapes
- Indexing powder patterns
- Rietveld, Le Bail and Pawley fitting methods
- X-ray and neutron combined Rietveld refinement
- Extended solids and molecular systems
- Restrained refinements
- Rigid body refinements
The PCG run a separate bi-annual school on magnetic refinements.
Accommodation will be at Van Mildert College and lectures/computer workshops will be held in the Chemistry Department. Durham is on the fast east coast rail track. London is ~2.75 hours and Edinburgh 2 hours. There are a number of cheap flights to Newcastle Airport (e.g. flybe to Exeter/Southampton; Easy Jet to Bristol/Stanstead/Geneva/Nice, etc). More travel information can be found here.
We have managed to raise sponsorship and will be able to offer a significant number of bursaries.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to our 2010 sponsors: the EPSRC, PCG-SCMP and IUCr.
[Modified 01-Oct-2017 by John S.O. Evans. Pages checked for Google Chrome.]