9th Annual School on Neutron Diffraction Data Treatment using the FullProf Suite

Date 09. May 2016 - 14. May 2016


Institute Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France


Scientific scope:
FPSchool aims to contribute to the training of scientists in treatment of X-ray and neutron diffraction data. The school is based on intensive hands-on sessions using the computer programs of the FullProf Suite. The 9th FPSchool session will take place at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble from 9 to 14 May 2016(*). The lectures and tutorials will give the essential tools necessary for an efficient use of the FullProf Suite at intermediate level. In addition to the overview of general applications (indexing, Rietveld refinements), magnetic structure determination and refinement will specifically be addressed along the school.

The school lasts 4.5 days: 2 days dedicated to have a general overview of FullProf Suite as well as to general applications, plus 2 days dedicated to the analysis of magnetic diffraction data. For the practical sessions, participants should bring their own computers with FullProf Suite already installed.

The school is aimed at PhD students and experienced scientists with a basic knowledge on diffraction techniques and crystallography. As usual, among the participants there will be a mix of different levels of experience in using FullProf. It is recommended, to those who consider themselves as beginners, to read the FullProf manual in advance and even try to follow any of the online tutorials.
The maximum number of participants is limited to 30, which ensures the quality of the given training. The selection of candidates is based on the motivation letter and CV (plus a recommendation letter from the thesis supervisor for PhD students). If necessary, a criterion of balance between laboratories and countries is applied. For information, the acceptance rate is about 1:3.

(*) Note that there is an optional excursion organised on Saturday 14th May, so you may need to do your travel arrangements in order to stay an extra day.

Important deadlines:

  • 01/03/2016 Opening online application
  • 27/03/2016 Deadline for application
  • 04/04/2016 Decision for accepted participants
  • 25/04/2016 Deadline for registration


Institute Laue-Langevin

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