2023 Synchrotron Powder Diffraction School at PSI


Event details

Date 11.09.2023 15.09.2023
Speaker Nicola Casati (PSI); Phil Willmott (PSI); Federica Bertolotti (Università degli studi dell'Insubria); Corrado Cuocci (Institute of Crystallography, National Research Council of Italy); Fabia Gozzo (Excelsus); Matteo Leoni (Università degli Studi di Trento); Antonietta Guagliardi (Italian National Research Council); Antonio Cervellino (PSI); Steven Van Petegem (PSI); Oksana Zaharko (PSI); John Beale (PSI); Andrea Testino (PSI); Antonella Guagliardi (University of Insubria); Radovan Cerny (University of Geneva); Nicola Dengo (Università degli Studi di Padova); Marisa Medarde (PSI)
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Powder-diffraction methods have demonstrated an ever increasing range of applications in materials science, chemistry, physics, life sciences and engineering. Modern synchrotron-radiation methods not only provide data of exceptional quality, but have allowed researchers to perform previously inaccessible experiments. Along with determining the atomic structure and the relative abundance of crystalline phases in bulk samples, information on disordered materials, microstructural features, defects and their evolution in response to external stimuli over a wide range of timescales is now possible.

The school, to be held at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland, will give a broad overview of all the modern possibilities using synchrotron radiation, starting with a general theoretical introduction to the various methods and applications. Hands-on practicals with selected synchrotron XRPD measurements and experiments are the central part of the school and will provide the student with a solid fundamental understanding of these essential and versatile experimental techniques. An exhaustive data analysis of the collected data, with various approaches and programs, will complete the course.

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  • EPFL / Paul Scherrer Institute



synchrotron powder diffraction scattering

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