Powder Diffraction Beginners Data Analysis Workshop

The Powder Diffraction teams from the Australian Synchrotron and Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ANSTO) are hosting a virtual Beginners Data Analysis Workshop from the 17th – 19th August 2021.

This workshop aims to cover all stages of sample analysis, beginning at sample preparation, experimental setup through to wavelength refinement and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Topics will include: basic crystallography, search/matching, indexing, geometry corrections, proposal writing and tips on planning your experiment.

Demonstration sessions will be used to practically reinforce the material presented and will be split into 2 parallel sessions using TOPAS and GSAS II. Priority will be given to applicants with synchrotron or neutron data, or with awarded beamtime.

Lectures and tutorials will be presented by Mr. Ian Madsen (CSIRO), the AS Powder Diffraction (PD) and Advanced Diffraction and Scattering (ADS) beamline teams at the AS, and the Powder Diffraction team at the ACNS, ANSTO. Examples of research carried out at the AS and ACNS will also be presented by Dr. Matilde Saura-Múzquiz (USYD) and Dr. Jack Binns (RMIT). 


Online via Zoom.


17 – 19th August 2021


Lectures and demonstrations will be presented. A preliminary programme is available here.

Expressions of Interest

If you are interested in attending, please register an expression of interest here.

The closing date for applications is the 20th July at 11.59pm. Applicants will be informed if they have been successful by COB on the 30th July.

Places are limited to 30 and priority will be given to Early Career Researchers and PhD students with synchrotron or neutron data or who have beamtime allocated.

If there are questions please contact the Workshop Team at this email address: as-pd@ansto.gov.au Please Put “PD Workshop 2021” in the subject line.

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