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4 au 8 Novembre 2024, Gif-sur-Yvette (bourses AFC)

The 9th edition of École Cristallographie et Grands Équipements (CGE) school will take place at the SOLEIL synchrotron site in Saint-Aubin from November 4th to 8th, 2024.

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The main objectives of the “Crystallography and Large Facilities” thematic school are to acquire the theoretical foundations of crystallography, its methods, and the use of software to solve and refine crystal structures. At the Master 2 level, it is aimed at PhD students, post-docs, engineers, researchers, and current or potential users of large-scale facilities (synchrotron or neutron sources) who feel the need to “reconnect” with the fundamentals of crystallography and wish to obtain a state-of-the-art overview of the possibilities offered by different experimental methods. All fields of crystallography are covered. As in previous editions, in the 5-day course, the theoretical aspects will be complemented by tutorials, enabling students to get to grips with applications quickly and to link their training with their research work. The participation of teachers from SOLEIL, LLB and leading laboratories specializing in crystallography (IMPMC in Paris, LPS in Orsay, CRM2 in Nancy) is a guarantee of the quality of the courses.

The main subjects of the program are :

  • Foundations of crystallography: crystal symmetry, crystal lattices, reciprocal lattices
  • Theoretical bases of scattering and diffraction.
  • Experimental methods in X-ray and neutron diffraction using large instruments.
  • Structure resolution and refinement from powder diagrams and single-crystal images.
  • Introduction to more advanced concepts: magnetic structures, small-angle diffraction, time-resolved diffraction, diffraction of surfaces and interfaces, total diffraction and coherent diffraction.

 More information of the webpage https://www.synchrotron-soleil.fr/en/events/crystallography-and-large-facilities

CGE school encourages exchanges not only between students and teachers but also between the students themselves. The multi-disciplinary aspect of this science allows everyone, thanks to this 5-day "immersion", to share scientific questions with colleagues and teachers from other fields. disciplinary fields.