11th Canadian Chemical Crystallography Workshop (CCCW20)
19th – 22nd May 2020, Winnipeg, MB
The program will consist of short lectures and demonstrations throughout the meeting. We will cover sample selection and mounting, optimizing data collection, diffraction theory, symmetry and space groups, reciprocal space, integration of data, structure solution and model building, refinement, and analyses and presentation of the derived data. Students will be solving and refining structures starting almost immediately. We will have several experienced crystallographers helping the participants. Organic, inorganic, organometallic, and solid state crystals are all fair game.
It will be impossible to go into great detail on so many topics in such a short time, so we will be relying on a lot of 3D graphics, a lot of examples, and a lot of hands on experience to get the message across. Students will take home copies of the presentations, and some data sets to work on. They will also have results from their own projects. They should be able to handle routine crystal structure analyses after the course as well as some of the trickier cases.
The 2020 program will be updated shortly, but in the meantime, the 2019 program can be found below, as well as a link to past instructional material. While there will be some changes, the 2020 program will be largely similar to that of past programs. Daily start times are fixed. Everything else will depend on the students’ requests, and so the schedule may be subject to regular updates