Workshop on Diffuse Scattering and Structure Simulation

The next DISCUS Workshop will take place from March 30th to April 3rd, 2020
at the Crystallography group in Erlangen, Germany

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In this workshop you will learn to interpret diffuse scattering and to
simulate disordered crystal structures. Defects are quite common in
crystals and are responsible for a number of properties like ionic
conductivity, electronic properties of indirect semiconductors etc. In
diffraction, defects manifest themselves by the presence of diffuse
scattering. While its peak intensity usually is weak, the total
scattering intensity will be an appreciable fraction of the Bragg
intensities. Thus, the description of these structures is largely
incomplete without proper interpretation of the diffuse scattering.
The workshop covers the techniques to simulate and to refine disordered
structures for a wide range of defects, and the corresponding
calculation of the diffraction pattern for single crystals and powder,
as well as the calculation of the pair distribution function PDF.

Reinhard Neder

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Neder
Kristallographie und Strukturphysik
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
phone +49 9193 85 25 191

DISCUS Workshop March 30 to April 3rd, 2020