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Pair Distribution Function (PDF) Workshop

Pair Distribution Function (PDF) Workshop


Ever wondered what PDF is, how you can use it, or how to run a PDF experiment? Join us on April 6th & 7th for an introduction to PDF on single crystal and powder instruments with presentations and tutorials from invited expert speakers and Rigaku Applications Scientists.

Day 1 - Wednesday, April 6, 2022 (all times are CDT)

Part 1 - Introduction to PDF
08:00 – 08:05 Welcome and introduction to the workshop and its purpose
Dr Fraser White, Rigaku
08:05 – 09:00 Characterizing amorphous and nanostuctured materials with total scattering pair distribution function analysis
Prof. Simon Billinge, Columbia University
Part 2 - Applications of PDF
09:00 – 09:30 Using single crystal diffuse scattering to investigate weak interactions in a host-guest compound.
Prof. Arkadiy Simonov, ETH Zurich
09:30 – 09:40 Break
09:40 – 10:10 Data-driven exploration of order evolution using relational PDF data
Prof. Yevgeny Rakita Shlafstein, Columbia University
10:10 – 10:40 ΔPDF on Yttrium stabilized zirconia - A new tool for an old problem
Prof. Ella Schmidt, University of Bremen
10:40 – 11:10 Analyzing total scattering of nanomaterials
Prof. Thomas Proffen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Day 2 - Thursday, April 7, 2022 (all times are CDT)

Part 3 - Practical PDF
08:00 – 08:45 Demonstration of PDF on SmartLab
Dr Meredith Shi, Rigaku
08:45 – 09:30 Demonstration of PDF on Synergy
Dr Pierre LeMagueres, Rigaku
09:30 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:30 Data processing and treatment
Dr Joseph Ferrara, Rigaku
10:30 – 11:00 Refining against PDF data
Dr Simon Bates, Rigaku