The fourth “Modern Methods in Rietveld Refinement for Structural Analysis” will be held from June 17-22, 2018, at the Advanced Photon Source of Argonne National Laboratory in close partnership with Bruker-AXS, ANL, and the National Science Foundation.  

The primary goal of this school is to teach participants methods for evaluating crystal structures from powder diffraction data with an emphasis on data collected on national user facility beamlines such as the 11-BM, 11-ID-B and 17-BM synchrotron beamlines at the APS at Argonne National Laboratory, the POWGEN and NOMAD time-of-flight neutron diffraction beamlines at the SNS of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and the XPD and PDF beamlines at the NSLS-II synchrotron at BNL.  This course will emphasize traditional non-molecular solid state compounds and uses the TOPAS software as the platform for Rietveld refinement and other forms of structural analysis (complementary trial license will be provided to participants). The combination of advances in instrumentation and advances in software algorithms now allow many challenging structural problems to be resolved solely from powder diffraction data, and an up-to-date instruction in modern methods of structural analysis will be provided. 

Information from  past MMRRSAschools, including all lecture notes and hands-on exercises, is available here.