MS01 The current state and future prospects of Functional Materials
Dave G. Billing
MS02 In situ and operando studies
MS03 Structure and dynamics in disordered materials with total scattering methods
MS04 Materials for energy conversion and storage
Dorthe B. Ravnsbæk
David S. Wragg
MS05 Innovation in structure solution and refinement
MS06 Nanomaterials, surfaces and interfaces
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
MS08 Magnetic structures and neutron scattering
MS09 Combining complementary techniques for structural studies
MS10 Microstructure, texture and line profile analysis
MS11 Artificial Intelligence for powder diffraction
William D. Ratcliff
MS12 Quantitative analysis state of the art and new perspectives
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