XPDF Analysis Workshop 2019

Jul 24. till Jul 26.

XPDF Analysis Workshop 2019

This workshop is being led by XPDF beamline staff to give new and less experienced PDF users an introduction to what the technique can offer, and a solid basis in analysis methods for crystalline and semi-crystalline materials. Delegates will be introduced to PDF theory and will learn what makes a good PDF. They will learn about various analysis strategies, including more in-depth tutorials on TOPAS and RMCProfile. There will also be opportunities for delegates bring their own data to analyse and discuss their PDF data analysis issues with staff from the XPDF beamline at Diamond and the Polaris instrument at ISIS.

This workshop is targeted at early PhD students and PDRAs who are intending to use total scattering and PDF methods throughout their research. If you are unsure if this workshop is suitable for you, please contact events@diamond.ac.uk for more information.

24/07/20192019-07-24 - 26/07/20192019-07-26
Diamond Light Source

Application and registration process

Application information

As places for the workshop are limited, we are operating an application system. 

There are 30 places available for the workshop and priority will be given to applicants who most closely match the target audience and are from different research groups. 



Registration information

Once all applications have been considered by the organising committee, delegates will be contacted by Friday 12 July and informed of their application status.


Workshop fee

The fee to attend this workshop is £100 and this will cover all meals and refreshments for the duration of the event, as well as delegate accomodation for two nights onsite at Harwell Campus. Delegates are required to cover the cost of their own transport getting to and from the workshop.


Wednesday 24 July 
12:00-1:30 - Arrival, registration and lunch
13:30-15:30 - PDF theory introduction
15:30-16:00 - Afternoon tea and coffee break
16:00-18:00 - PDF analysis introduction
18:00 - End of sessions and dinner

Thursday 25 July
9:00-10:00 - Introduction to modelling
10:00-10:30 - Morning tea and coffee break
10:30-12:00 - Continued modelling session
12:00-1:30 - Lunch
13:30-15:00 - Assisted data analysis workshop
15:00-15:30 - Afternoon tea and coffee break
15:30-18:00 - Continued data analysis workshop
18:00 - End of sessions and dinner

Friday 26 July 
9:00-10:00 - Science cases and closing remarks
10:00-10:30 - Morning tea and coffee break
10:30-12:00 - Informal data analysis assistance 
12:00-13:30- Lunch
13:30-15:00: Informal data analysis assistance
15:00: End of workshop

Parking on Campus

Due to a large number of building works on site, parking on the Harwell Campus is extremely limited and visitors’ parking cannot be guaranteed. We strongly recommend travelling by public transport, where possible, if you are attending an event at Diamond. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Find here more information on how to get to Diamond by public transport.


 For any further information about this workshop, please contact events@diamond.ac.uk 

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