Dear colleagues,
we are happy to announce a workshop "Rietveld analysis with BGMN" at February 25-26, 2010, in Freiberg/Germany.

The workshop is addressed to persons using or planning the use of the BGMN Rietveld program in research and industry. Basic knowledge in X-ray powder diffraction is assumed. The content focuses on the application in phase analysis, and examples in the tutorials are mainly from minerals and rocks, inclusive clay materials. The computer exercises will be performed on the participant’s own laptop computers. Persons who have no licensed BGMN program will be provided by a full version with time-limited usability. Versions for Windows, Linux, and MAC systems will be available. Users of Windows Vista must have administrator rights to install the program.
Copies of the presentations will be distributed as PDF or printed handout.
The number of participants is limited to 20 persons. Confirmation will be sent after pre-registration deadline (30 November).

Content: 2 days a 6 hours
Lectures: - physical basics of XRPD, related to laboratory data
- introduction in the Rietveld method and BGMN
- profile modeling including clay structures
- problems related to quantitative phase analysis
Tutorials: - computer exercises on prepared problems
- creation of instrumental profiles
- use of control files for phase quantification
- modification of simple structure models
- sources of errors in phase quantification

Lecturers: Reinhard Kleeberg, Jörg Bergmann, Kristian Ufer

Date: 25-26 February 2010

Place: TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Department of Mineralogy
Brennhausgasse 14
D-09596 Freiberg

Fees: include workshop material and workshop diner
full registration 150,- Euro
students reduced 50,- Euro

Please book your room on your own, e.g. via tourist service

deadline 30 November
Email to the address below, with name, institution, student/no

Contact: Dr. Reinhard Kleeberg
Tel. 0049(0)3731 393244
Fax. 0049(0)3731 393129

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