X-ray diffraction has undoubtedly been integral towards materials science research. We want to gather the XRD community to share knowledge and gain ideas on how to improve materials research. As a part of ongoing series of Malvern Panalytical’s XRD workshops across the Asia Pacific region, we have invited our leading specialists from our supply center in the Netherlands, Dr Thomas Deagen, who is the software developer for our HighScore Plus as well as Dr Detlef Beckers, Lead Scientist XRD to share their knowledge.  

Interested to learn more about XRD applications and the latest analytical solutions? 
Malvern Panalytical is a proud platinum sponsor at AXAA 2020, which would be hosted at Bond University from 29 April till 1 May. Look forward to an interactive line up of analytical solutions from XRD, elemental analysis using XRF, fusion sample preparations, particle size distribution analysis. For more information, click here.

Interested in more data analysis and interpretation workshops?  Join our pre-AXAA workshops

  • 23 - 24 Apr (Perth): Better XRD data quality and results interpretation workshop. Register here


April 27 2020 - April 28 2020
09:00 - 17:30
(GMT+10:00) AUS Eastern [Brisbane]
Bond University, 14 University Drive, Gold Coast, Australia, 4226
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* This is a hands-on and interactive workshop. We want attendees to benefit from preparing, analysing samples with the X-ray diffractometer, Aeris as well as have hands-on tutorials on analysing and interpreting the results. Each attendee will be given a free trial version of the software. 

Day 1: Introduction to powder XRD with hands-on for data collection and interpretation
09:00 Introductions and welcome
09:15 Introduction to powder XRD
10:00 Tips for sample preparation and measurement optimization strategies
10:30 Hands-on samples analysis with Malvern Panalytical’s Aeris compact XRD
- Achieve superior data quality comparable to floor-standing XRD
11:15 Tea break
11:30 Hand-on session continues
12:00 Introduction to refinement analysis and what Rietveld does
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Qualitative analysis using Malvern Panalytical’s HighScore XRD software
- Phase ID strategies
14:15 Improving your phase search mapping with elemental analysis using X-ray flouresence (XRF)  
- Confounding errors and how they can be avoided
- Introduction to elemental analysis using XRF and its applications
14:30 Hands-on session
- Elemental analysis using the benchtop Epsilon 4 XRF
14:45 Quantitative phase analysis strategies using Direct derivation method and Rietveld refinement
15:15 Tea break
15:30 Quantitative analysis using PONKCS and the direct derivation method
16:30 Question and answer
17:00 Optional one-on-on consultation with our speakers (book your slot)
17:30 End 

Day 2: Advanced applications 
09:30 Intro to in-situ measurements
10:00 In-situ options on a modern and intelligent laboratory diffractometer, Empyrean 
10:45 Tea break
11:00 Cluster analysis of large data sets (e.g. non-ambient) and isoline plots
12:00 Hard radiation XRD applications
12:30 Lunch
13:00 PDF analysis: theory and introduction
14:15 PDF hands-on data processing and calculation of PDF using HighScore
14:45 Tea break
15:15 PDF fitting
16:15 Question and answer
16:30 Optional one-on-one consultation with our speakers  (book your slot)
17:00 End


Dr Thomas Degen, senior scientist at Malvern Panalytical’s supply center in the Netherlands

Dr Thomas Degen is part of the development team for Malvern Panalytical’s X-ray diffraction software – HighScore and HighScore Plus. These softwares are used in various industrial and academia research for the purpose of phase identification, quantification, refinement and much more. Dr Degen has a Ph.D. in the field of solid state chemistry at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Bonn, Germany. His research is mainly focused on algorithms and computing in the field of X-ray powder diffraction. He has more than 20 years of experience in analyzing XRPD data. As part of his work, Dr Degen often travels to conduct XRD data analysis workshops and training. He is the lead chairperson conducting Australia’s advanced HighScore XRD analysis workshops. Click here for course information

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Secure your seat for $50 and benefit from our 2-day interactive learning workshop 
- Receive a FREE HighScore software license with tutorials to practice
- Learn the basics of powder XRD 
- Pick up tips on how to properly prepare your samples, ensure optimized measurement conditions and good data quality 
- Learn how to perform phase ID using HighScore software 
- Gain confidence in advanced XRD analysis using Rietveld Refinement 
- Learn about analysis of amorphous materials using Pair Distribution Function method
- Learn about accurate bulk chemical analysis using X-ray fluorescence