XRD hands-on learning workshop

X-ray diffraction has undoubtedly been integral towards materials science research. We want to gather the XRD community to share knowledge and gain ideas on how to improve materials research. For the upcoming series of Malvern Panalytical’s XRD workshops across the Asia Pacific region, we have invited our leading specialist, Dr Daniel Lee, to share his knowledge.


Can't attend this XRD workshop?
We will be organising this workshop series in Cibinong, Indonesia. For more details, click here


February 27 2020 - February 28 2020
09:00 - 17:00
(GMT+07:00) Asia South East
LIPI Cibinong, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Day 1 Programme:
09.00 - 10.30 Introduction to powder X-ray diffraction: from the theory of Braggs law through to the physics of the X-ray diffractometer
10.30 - 10.45 Coffee / Tea break
10.45 - 11.15 How to collect good quality data: sample preparation for powder sample
11.15 - 12.00 How to record good data: considerations
- Analysis time, step size, slits, spinning, binning multiple data sets together, signal to noise, how bad smoothing is
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.30 Data analysis: knowing the difference between good and bad data
13.30 - 14.15 Introduction to Malvern Panalytical's HighScore Plus software for XRD analysis
14.15 - 15.00 Phase identification
15.00 - 15.15 Coffee / Tea break
15.15 -16.30 Phase identification tutorial examples continued
16.30 - 16.45 Recap and questions
16.45 - 17.00 One-on-one sessions with Dr Daniel Lee (book your time slot)
17.00 End

Day 2 Programme
09.00 - 09.30 Recap of day 1's phase identification tutorial examples
09.30 - 10.15 XRD applications for powders including additive manufacturing, catalysts
10.15 - 11.00 Data analysis using HighScore Plus for determining crystallite size
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee / Tea break
11.15 - 12.00 Data analysis continued: Phase quantification
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 14.00 Recap on earlier tutorials on phase quantification and crystallite size
14.00 - 14.45 Rietveld refinement analysis 
14.45 - 15.00 Coffee / Tea break
15.00 - 15.45 Advanced XRD applications for thin films and coatings
15.45 - 16.15 Advanced XRD applications for battery research 
16.15 - 16.30 Questions and answer
16.30 - 17.00 One-on-one sessions with Dr Daniel Lee (15min time slots available for booking)
17.00 End 

* Each attendee will be given a free trial version of the software. Attendees are requested to bring their own laptop for this segment. Please note that HighScore is compatible only with Microsoft Windows.


About Dr Daniel Lee, XRD Application Specialist from Malvern Panalytical Korea's Application Laboratory

Dr Lee studied Material Science in Kyonggi University, South Korea. His areas of expertise are in powder diffraction, PVD, thin film analysis, phosphors, solar cells, lithium ion batteries and thin-flim batteries. Prior to jioining Malvern Panalytical in 2013, he had taken on various positions involving energy storage research. He was the Senior Researcher at GS Nanotech for thin film lithium ion batteries (all-solid-state) as well as the Assistant Researcher at Telio Solar Korea's R +amp;amp; D department for CIGS solar cell development.


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*Complimentary entry upon registration*

Benefit from our full day interactive learning workshop
- Learn the basics of powder XRD
- Pick up tips on how to properly prepare your samples, ensure optimized measurement conditions and good data quality
- Learn how to perform phase ID on our HighScore software
- Gain confidence in advanced XRD analysis using Rietveld Refinement