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Training Courses


Nanoindentation Short Course 

Intensive 3 day short course for continuing professional development, run in collaboration between Queen Mary University of London and Anton Paar Tritec Ltd

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Rietveld Analysis Workshop

8 April 2015 14:00

Joseph Priestley Building Ground Floor Teaching Laboratory

Rietveld analysis is a powerful method for structural analysis from powder diffraction data. This workshop will involve an introduction to Rietveld analysis and include a 2 hour training session in use of the popular GSAS software for Rietveld analysis. The training will include both single phase and multiphase analysis.

To participate in the workshop you will require your own laptop. You will need to install the following software to carry out and analyse the refinements detailed below PRIOR to the workshop. You should also download the instructions and test files using the links below.

Download Lecture

Download Example 1 Instructions

Download Example 2 Instructions


Test Files   

Download test files


Rietveld Software


Optionally you may wish to download and install some of the following

Postscript viewer



Structure Viewing Packages

Various packages are available for viewing structures

ORTEP-3 for Windows

ORTEP-III for other platforms (source also code available)

Struplo for Windows


Crystal Maker  There is a QMUL site license for this product. See your departmental rep.

For linux and Mac users, versions of GSAS and some of the above software are also available

Spectroscopy - next date to be announced

The session on spectroscopy will introduce researchers to the basic underlying theory of a number of spectroscopic  techniques, together with some research-led examples of how the technique can be used. The session will provide an introduction to: Raman and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy; EPR Spectroscopy; Solid state NMR spectroscopy; Neutron  Spectroscopy and Muon spectroscopy.

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