School on Fundamental Crystallography and Workshop on Rietveld Refinement Analysis (SFCWRRA-2023)

10 Jul 2023   -   14 Jul 2023
Physics and Astronomy
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The main focus of the event is the understanding of the fundamentals of crystallography, and implementation of Rietveld refinement analysis of powder diffraction data of functional materials like ferroics and multiferroics. The first two and half days would cover fundamental crystallographic topics starting from point symmetry operations and their notations, classification of seven crystal systems based on point symmetry operations, basic group theory, development of 32 crystallographic point groups, brief introduction to space group and finally on the reading and understanding of the Volume A of the International Tables for Crystallography. The last two and half days would be devoted for the discussion on X-ray and neutron powder diffraction fundamentals, theoretical basis as well as strategy of Rietveld refinement analysis. The workshop is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite. We will use the Fullprof software as the platform for Rietveld refinement, which is freely available at (