The 12th Canadian Powder Diffraction Workshop

Hosted at:

Université du Québec à Trois-rivières , Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada

May 8−11, 2019

 Note: Applications for the Larry Calvert Travel Award deadline of June 30 will be considered for retroactive reimbursement of this workshop.

Venue, Registration, and Workshop Objectives

The 12th Canadian Powder Diffraction Workshop (CPDW 12) will be hosted by Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) in Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada.

Participation in the Workshop will be limited to approximately 50 participants. This will ensure plenty of facetime for participants to interact with Speakers and Instructors to mingle and exchange about currents trends in powder diffraction while learning/reviewing the basics of the field and software.

The programs TOPAS, GSAS-II, Bruker DIFFRAC.SUITE and EVA will be used for teaching and practical demonstrations at the Workshop.

The Workshop is targeted towards students, postdocs and practitioners who would benefit from an improved understanding of the basic theory and practice of powder and 2D diffraction for analyzing materials.

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

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 some simple and some more difficult powder diffraction, Rietveld and 2D diffraction analyses will be presented, as well as hints on preparing data for publication. 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.