Pair Distribution Function (PDF) analysis using HighScore Plus - September

This course is part of the X-ray Diffraction Advanced Applications Courses (XRD AAC) week. It is intended for both new and existing users of Empyrean and X’Pert3 Powder (X’Pert Pro MPD) diffractometers. For the new users of Malvern Panalytical XRD systems, the full advantage of this course will be gained if the PDF course is taken after the Essentials of X-Ray Diffraction course and the SAXS course.

The main purpose of the course is to provide you with the basic knowledge of the theoretical aspects of PDF analysis and their practical realization on Empyrean or X’Pert3 Powder (Pro MPD) system. Measurement strategies and possible instrument geometries will be discussed. The hands-on part will be focused on the sample preparation and on the data collection with the fast GaliPIX3D detector, as well as on the data treatment using HighScore Plus software.

Course content
In the duration of the course the following aspects will be discussed:
Fundamental aspect of PDF technique
Measurement strategies, possible instrument setups
Optimal choice of optical components
Sample preparation
Data collection with the fast GaliPIX3D detector
Data treatment and calculation of the PDF
Analysis of the PDF


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.