NCSU’s Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) is giving a hands-on short course on X-ray Diffraction (XRD). This introductory course will cover basic principles of X-ray diffraction, operation of diffractometers in Bragg-Brentano geometry (that typically used for powders), and basic phase identification. It is meant for first-time XRD users and/or those interested in learning phase identification and pattern matching in HighScore software. The course will include 1 hour theory component (taught by Assoc. Prof. Jacob Jones), 1 hour of phase identification training in the AIF Data Analysis center, and 1-3 hours of a practical component in the XRD lab (as needed). After completion of this course and the EH&S course on Analytical X-ray Safety, attendees will be able to independently operate a diffractometer in basic mode.
In order to facilitate authorization to use the equipment, participants are encouraged to take the Analytical X-ray Safety offered by EH&S prior to March 28 (see details at http://www.aif.ncsu.edu/becoming-a-user/ for this information and other requirements to gain future access to the instruments).
|Date||Friday, March 28th, 2014|
|Time||8:30 am – 4:00 PM|
|Location||463 Monteith Research Center, Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University|
|Cost||NCSU student $50; non-profit $150; industry $350|
For more details and to register, please contact Prof. Jacob Jones at his email JacobJones@ncsu.edu
Course limited to 10 people.
Example of XRD data: XRD example