Organised by:


  • TU Wien, X-ray center, Getreidemarkt 9, A-1060 Wien, Austria; Building BL (Kesselhaus), seminar room 1st floor


  • 19 - 23 March 2018

Lectures by:

  • J. Bernardi
  • M. Leoni
  • R.B. Neder
  • H. Peterlik

The workshop covered X-ray powder diffraction methods and discussion of suitable analyses. What should I consider when preparing a sample for a measurement and which technique can I use for which task?

The workshop dealt with:

  • Hands-on for all aspects handheld
  • Theoretical Background concerning Pair Distribution Function (PDF) and Line Profile Analysis (LPA) including Whole Powder Pattern Modelling (WPPM)
  • Instrumental diffraction techniques, sample preparation methods and setup of a measurement for powder diffraction experiments appropriate for those techniques (including a lab course)
  • Data treatment
  • Simulation and information extraction from data
  • Discussion of complementary techniques

The workshop was intended for master and PhD students or Post-Doc level.