DGK Workgroup Materials Science Crystallography

DGK-Workgroup Materials science crystallography Summer School “Synthesis and characterization of inorganic functional materials”

“Synthesis and characterization of inorganic functional materials”

at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr

July 22 – 24, 2019


The Summer School is intended for graduate students, PhD students, and young scientists active in solid state research (chemistry, physics), geo-sciences, crystallography, and materials science. Aim of the school is to give an overview on different methods for the synthesis and characterization of inorganic materials against the background of different application.

The participants are encouraged to present their work as posters during the evening session on Monday. Individual problems will be discussed. The language of the school will be English.


Deadline for registration May 31, 2019
Deadline for registration June 30, 2019



During the Summer School the following topics are addressed:

(External speakers still to be confirmed)

  • Synthesis of inorganic funtional materials such as
  • Nanoporous materials by hydrothermal synthesis and casting methods
  • Solid-state reactions, sol-gel methods, co-precipitation, mechanochemical synthesis
  • Thin film synthesis
  • Crystal growth of single crystal materials for opto-electronical applications
  • Characterization methods such as
  • Electron microscopy
  • Single crystal and powder diffraction methods
  • Total scattering methods for disordered and amorphous materials
  • X-Ray Small angle scattering
  • Neutron scattering
  • X-ray photoelectron spectrosocopy
  • IR, Raman, NMR methods
  • DFT methods



Summer School Fees

  • 50 Euro for students and PostDocs
  • 400 Euro for participants from industry


Instructions for registration on home page:



We have space for about 50 participants. Therefore, registration follows the principle “first come, first served”. Then we will send you the instructions for payment of the registration fee. Be prepared to transfer the registration fee to guarantee your registration and participation of the Summer School. Expenses for accommodation are not included. Participants are required to book their own hotel rooms.


Organized by:

Hilke Petersen and Claudia Weidenthaler

Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung