Preliminary Programme: 3rd X-ray school from 04.-15.05.2020

WEEK 1 

MONDAY, 04.05.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION I (mandatory):

  • Fundamentals of crystallography
  • Fundamentals of X-ray diffraction
  • Introduction into X-ray CoreLab

TUESDAY, 05.05.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION II (mandatory):

  • Elements of X-ray powder pattern, peak shapes, measuring strategies
  • Crystallographic databases: ICSD + ICDD-PDF
  • Applying Powder Cell to X-ray powder patterns

WEDNESDAY, 06.05.

GENERAL INTRODUCTION III (mandatory):

  • Indexing and extinction rules, indexing by hand
  • Introduction into Fullprof Suite and WinPlotr
  • Practicals: Acquisition of XRD powder and thin film data

THURSDAY, 07.05

  • Introduction into Bruker EVA software
  • Phase analysis of XRD powder pattern
  • Lotgering factor of polycrystalline materials

FRIDAY, 08.05

                                      Public holiday

WEEK 2

MONDAY, 11.05.

  • Introduction into non-ambient X-ray diffraction
  • Practicals with HTK-1200 N
  • Analysis of microstructure
TUESDAY, 12.05.
  • Whole powder pattern fitting (Le Bail refinement)
  • Analysis of solid solution series
  • Modules: Texture/Reflectivity/XRF
WEDNESDAY, 13.05.
  • Analysis of high-temperature X-ray patterns
  • Analysis GI-XRD data
  • Modules: Texture/Reflectivity/XRF
THURSDAY, 14.05.
  • Introduction into Rietveld analysis of powder patterns
  • Excercise of Rietveld analysis
  • Modules: Texture/Reflectivity/XRF
FRIDAY, 15.05.
  • Summary
  • Scientific talks
  • Certificate & closing