Event Name

LAAAMP OpenLab at PCCr2, Ghana

Start Date 28th Jan 2018
End Date 2nd Feb 2018


Venue: University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Dates: 28 January - 2 February 2018

Powder diffraction: theory and hands-on 

An IUCr-UNESCO-Bruker-LAAAMP OpenLab has been set up to be operational during the joint 2nd Panafrican Crystallographic Conference and the 2nd African Light Source Conference (PCCr2-AfLS2). A Bruker D2 powder diffractometer will be used for teaching purposes and for measuring real samples that all participants are invited to bring with them.


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28 January 2018  

08.45-09:00 C. Lecomte (CRM2, Univ Lorraine, France) Welcome address
09.00-10.30 G. Artioli (Univ. Padova, Italy) Diffraction physics
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-13.00 G. Artioli (Univ. Padova, Italy) Introduction to powder diffraction geometry and instrumentation 
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 E. Bendeif (CRM2, Univ Lorraine, France) Introduction to Pair Distribution Function Analysis (PDF) 
15.00-17.00 F. Porcher (LLB , Saclay) Powder neutron diffraction and applications 
17.00-17.30 Coffee break
17.30-19.00 Damien Cochet (Bruker) Presentation of the Bruker D2 diffractomer and Introduction to hands-on demonstrations

29 January - 2 February 2018

Full day: Damien Cochet (Bruker) Hands-on demonstration
All participants are invited to bring their own materials to be analyzed during the hands-on sessions.

Location Accra
Contact David Dodoo-Arhin
URL http://www.pccrafrica.org/workshops.php