CMDW 2020

2nd Canadian Materials Diffraction Workshop (CMDW2020)

Update April 22, 2020: We are committed to minimizing the transmission of the coronavirus, and therefore CMDW2020 has been cancelled.

Tue-Fri, June 16−19, 2020, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

The 2nd Canadian Materials Diffraction Workshop (CMDW2020) will be hosted by University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Participation in the Workshop will be limited to approximately 30 participants. This will ensure plenty of facetime for participants to interact with Speakers and Instructors to mingle and exchange about currents trends in materials diffraction while learning/reviewing the basics of the field and software.

The Workshop is targeted towards engineering and science students, postdocs and industrial researchers who would benefit from an improved understanding of the basic theory and practice of 2D and 3D diffraction for analyzing materials – alloys, thin films, polymers, coatings, minerals, etc.

Participants are invited to bring one or two problems from their own research to be worked on at the Workshop with expert advice from the Speakers and Instructors who will be present.

The Bruker programs TOPAS, EVA, LEPTOS and GADDS, as well as MTex, WinWulff and MAX3D will be used for teaching and practical hands-on demonstrations at the Workshop.

Short demonstrations and presentations will be spread out over the four days in order for the participants to appreciate some of the theory and practice behind the process. Examples of phase, texture and residual stress analyses will be presented. Those who do not have access to powder, 2D or 3D diffractometers can arrange to collect data in advance of the Workshop. Several practice data sets will be supplied.

Note: Travel support for students and Academic staff is available through the Larry Calvert CNC/IUCr Trust Fund Award. Applications for participants to this workshop will still be considered for the June 30th Larry Calvert deadline.