MS01 The current state and future prospects of Functional Materials

Dave G. Billing
Giorgia Confalonieri

MS02 In situ and operando studies

Paul Attfield
Kamil Dziube

MS03 Structure and dynamics in disordered materials with total scattering methods

Martin Schmidt
Federica Bertolotti

MS04 Materials for energy conversion and storage

Dorthe B. Ravnsbæk
David S. Wragg

MS05 Innovation in structure solution and refinement

Jan Rohlicek
Elena Kabova

MS06 Nanomaterials, surfaces and interfaces

Paolo Scardi
Sebastian Bette

Nanomaterials exhibit unique characteristics distinct from their bulk counterparts, due not only to quantum and surface effects but also to peculiar structure and microstructure. These distinctive characteristics require the use of specific analytical tools and methodologies. This symposium is dedicated to different techniques for studying nanomaterials based on XRD, with emphasis on the relevance of the results in specific case studies and complementarity with other nanomaterial science investigation techniques.

Keynote – K1   Dr. Anna-Lena Hansen (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
From making to breaking: Understanding all-solid-sate batteries at the Nano scale

Keynote – K2   Dr. Sebastian Mangelsen (Univ. of Kiel, Germany)
Where the journey begins: Hydroxycarbonates for the preparation of catalysts



MS07 Pharmaceutical and biological materials

Fabia Gozzo
Maria Spiliopoulou

MS08 Magnetic structures and neutron scattering

Oksana Zaharko
Mark Senn

MS09 Combining complementary techniques for structural studies

Antonia Neel
Kenneth Harris

MS10 Microstructure, texture and line profile analysis

Nathalie Audebrand
David Rafaja

MS11 Artificial Intelligence for powder diffraction

Nicola Corriero
William D. Ratcliff

MS12 Quantitative analysis state of the art and new perspectives

Gilberto Artioli
Alessandro Gualtieri

The quantitative phase analysis (QPA) of complex samples has long been a scientific endeavor of great importance and QPA is now a powerful tool for researchers seeking a detailed understanding of materials and their applications to natural and industrial processes. Taking advantage of the existing experimental set-ups and software, QPA allows the determination of the composition of mixed crystalline and amorphous complex matrices such as ceramics/glass-ceramics, cementitious materials, bricks, alloys, pharmaceutics, catalytic materials, raw materials, soils, wastes and secondary raw materials, and many more. Furthermore, QPA is essential in studying structural changes during phase transformations, providing valuable insights into the behavior of materials under non-environmental conditions.
Extracting accurate and reliable data from the powder patterns is still far from being a routine method, and it requires innovative approaches and meticulous corrections, calling for detailed analytical protocols.
This symposium focuses on the state-of-the-art of QPA and welcomes contributions on the use and recent advances of this analytical method in both academic research and industrial applications.

Keynote – K1 Giuseppe Cruciani (Univ. of Ferrara, Italy)
Quantitative phase analysis as a tool to develop the circularity of construction and demolition waste.

Keynote – K2 Ruben Snellings (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
The use of quantitative phase analysis for the characterization of cementitious materials

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