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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

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2014 Powder Diffraction and Rietveld Refinement school

(8 April 2014)

Durham Chemistry welcomed 70 delegates to the 2014 Powder Diffraction and Rietveld Refinement school last week. The PhD+ level training school was organised by Ivana and John Evans and students came from 20 different countries, including participants from as far afield as Brazil, China and an ursine representative from Australia. 

Lectures were given by Jeremy Cockcroft from UCL, Andy Fitch from the ESRF in Grenoble, Ivana and John. Emma McCabe (Kent), Chun-Hai Wang (Durham) and Matt Tate (Durham) tutored the hands-on sessions. Despite the wintery weather students participated enthusiastically in all events, including the infamous Durham treasure hunt, which was won by “group B” pictured below.

More pictures from the school are at:

Treasure Hunt winners (L to R) Matt, Keith, Ted, Antje, Philip, Bree, Leopoldo and Fengjuan from Durham, Edinburgh, Aachen, Birmingham, Melbourne, Liverpool and Guangzhou respectively.