12th Canadian Powder Diffraction Workshop (CPDW 12)

8th – 11th May 2019, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, QC

Wednesday May 8th
10:00-10:15 Welcome & Introductions Jacques Huot
10:15-11:00 Intro to diffraction, structure factors, reciprocal space; Visualization of reciprocal space with MAX3D software James F. Britten
11:15-12:00 Intro to powder diffraction and the Rietveld Method Robert B. Von Dreele
12:00-13:30 Lunch All
13:30-14:15 Demonstration of GSAS-II software and its functionalities Robert B. Von Dreele
14:15-15:00 Neutron diffraction Levente Balogh
15:00-16:30 Work on practice data sets and individual research problems:

simple Rietveld examples with GSAS-II

16 :30-18 :00 Presentation of the Hydrogen Research Institute and visit of the labs All
18:00-20:00 Happy hour All
Thursday May 9th
08:30-09:15 Demonstration of TOPAS software and its functionalities / Overview of GUI and Launch mode in TOPAS Nathan Henderson
09:30-10:15 Analysis of 2D diffraction data with Bruker software suite James Britten
10:15-10:30 Break All
10:30-11:15 Size-strain analysis: concrete examples and use of Topas Jacques Huot
11:15-12:00 Phase ID and search-match with EVA software Nathan Henderson
12:00-13:00 Lunch All
13:30-17:00 Work on practice data sets and individual research problems:

residual stress & texture analysis with 2D diffraction data

Friday May 10th
08:30-09:15 Residual stress & texture analysis with GSAS-II Robert B. Von Dreele
09:30-10:15 Sample preparation for powder diffraction TBD
10:00-10:30 Break All
10:30-11:15 Size-strain analysis using GSAS-II Robert B. Von Dreele
11:15-12:00 2D, 3D techniques for residual stress & texture analysis James F. Britten
12:00-13:30 Lunch All
13 :30-17:00 Work on practice data sets and individual research problems: profile analysis problems with GSAS-II and TOPAS All
Saturday May 11th
08:30-09:15 Micro X-ray Diffraction – Data analysis in two dimensions Roberta L. Flemming
09:30-10:15 Synchrotron radiation Levente Balogh
11:15-12:00 Singular-value decomposition quantitative phase analysis of geological materials by combining Rietveld and elemental analyses Patrick H.J. Mercier
12:00-13:00 Lunch All
13:30-15:30 Work on practice data sets and individual research problems:

analysis multiphase materials, troubleshooting Rietveld refinements

15 :30-17 :00 Student presentations (or posters) Students