11th European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC-11)

Venue: Warsaw University of Technology, Central Campus

Location: Warsaw,, Poland

Event Date/Time: Sep 19, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 22, 2008
Registration Date: Apr 30, 2010
Early Registration Date: Apr 30, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2008
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EPDIC is the only cyclic conference completely dedicated to all aspects of the analysis of polycrystalline material by diffraction methods. It started in in 1991 and was organised annually or biannually; since 1998 it is a biannual meeting:

EPDIC-1, Munich, Germany. 14-16 March 1991 (Chair: H.E. Göbel)
EPDIC-2, Enschede, The Netherlands. 30 July-1 August 1992 (Chair: (T.W. Ryan)
EPDIC-3, Vienna, Austria. 25-28 September 1994 (Chair: A. Preisinger)
EPDIC-4, Chester, UK. 10-14 July 1995 (Chair: R.J. Cernik)
EPDIC-5, Parma, Italy. 25-28 May 1997. Chair: G. Artioli)
EPDIC-6, Budapest, Hungary. 22-25 August 1998. Chair: T. Ungár)
EPDIC-7, Barcelona, Spain. 20-23 May 2000 (Chair: J. Rius)
EPDIC-8, Uppsala, Sweden 23-26 May 2002 (Chair: I.G.R. Tellgren)
EPDIC-9, Prague, Czech Republic. 2-5 September 2004 (Chair: R. Kuzel)
EPDIC-10, Geneva, Switzerland. 1-4 September 2006 (Chair: R. Cerny)
EPDIC-11, Warsaw, Poland. -19-22 September 2008 (Chair: B. Pałosz)

Some of previous meetings were correlated with European Crystallographic Meetings (EPDIC-6, EPDIC-9). EPDIC-11 meeting will be correlated with EMRS Fall Meeting 2008 taking place in Warsaw just before EPDIC. EPDIC s have rapidly become the focal point for all researchers in the domain of powder difraction and are now regarded to be ideal places for the presentation and diffusion of new developments in powder diffraction instrumentation, analysis, and applications.
Powder diffraction is permanently expanding. Due to availablity of modern synchrotron and laboratory x-ray sources an neutron sources, to improvements in x-ray and neutron optics, it became possible to study objects at spatio-temporal scales unavailable some years ago. Exploiting the possibilities given by instrumentation, software and combining data of various kinds leads to improved resolution, to opportunity of studying very fast time-dependent phenomena and to studying of fine details of crystal structure.
EPDIC-11 will bring together contributors from Europe and outside. The lectures, microsymposia and workshops that cover various topics of powder diffraction methods and applications will be helpful in achieveing the goals of the meeting. The meeting will be held at the Warsaw University of Technology, the biggest technical university in Poland. The EPDIC-11 programme is built from 8 plenary lectures, 15 microsymposia and 6 workshops. The workshops start on 18th September, one of them will be held in Cracow. Close time correlation and one common session will create an opportunity for exchange of ideas and experiences between crystallographers and materials scientists. Let us meet to present and discuss current status of powder diffraction and discuss its future.