This course is part of the X-ray Diffraction Advanced Applications Courses (XRD AAC) week. The course is intended for both new and existing users of Empyrean and X’Pert series diffractometers (excluding X’Pert3 Powder). For the new users the maximum outcome will be gained if the Texture course is taken after the Essentials of X-ray Diffraction course. Starting with the basics of texture analysis and overview of the possible instrumental setups for texture measurements, course participants will go through extensive hands-on training covering data collection strategies and data analysis from single pole figure to the calculation of an orientation distribution function (ODF), providing you the most complete information about texturing of your sample(s).

As a participant you are encouraged to bring with you one or two of your characteristic samples (together with the corresponding safety data sheet).

Course content
In the duration of the course the emphasis will be placed on the following subjects:
Measurement strategies and set-up of data collection for pole figure(s) and background corrections
Data treatment: visualization and correction of pole figures
Construction of the Orientation Distribution Function
Recalculation of pole figures
Normalization factors

This is a paid course: Standard Industry $800 per day or Academic $400 per day

Complimentary coffee, tea, breakfast snack and lunch will be provided. The customer is responsible for all other costs of hotel, transportation and additional meals.

Please register to secure your place as seating is limited to keep the course small for the benefit of the attendees and hands-on availability.

We reserve the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather. In the case of cancellation due to low enrollment, we will notify attendees by e-mail and/or by phone 2-3 weeks prior to a class, if not sooner.