2005 March Meeting

 

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Summary of the 2005 ICDD Annual Spring Meetings!
The International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) its Spring Meetings 14-18 March 2005 at the ICDD Corporate Headquarters in Newtown Square, PA.

2005 Annual Spring Meeting Schedule - Detailed Agendas

Travel and Accommodation Information

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"X-rays - Near and Far"

Social Event - Longwood Gardens

Poster Session

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Annual Meeting Schedule - Note: Meetings and events scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (those in the yellow areas) are of general interest and recommended for attendance. We are asking all participants (members and guests) to Register in advance. Detailed Agendas are also available.

Monday 14 March Tuesday15 March Wednesday 16 March Thursday 17 March Friday 18 March
Task Groups Technical Regional Co-Chairs and Technical Subcommittee Chairs Welcome New Members Technical Meetings Board of Directors' Meeting
Board Committees PLENARY
"X-rays - Near and Far"
Technical Meetings
Longwood Gardens Annual Meeting
Poster Session & Reception      

Monday: Task Groups and Board of Directors' (BoD) Committees Meetings

Task Groups
The schedule is finalized and available. Meetings of the following Task Groups may be held:

  • 1-D and 2-D Detectors Task Group
  • Metals and Alloys Task Group
  • Ceramic Task Group

BoD Committees
The schedule is finalized and available. Meetings of the following Board of Directors' Committees may be held:

  • Finance Committee - Julian Messick, Chairman
  • Marketing Subcommittee, Robert L. Snyder, Chairman
  • Awards Committee – Daniel Louer, Chairman
  • Grant-in-Aid Committee – Bill Mayo, Chairman
  • Long Range Planning Executive Committee – Cyrus Crowder, Chairman
  • Meeting Support Committee – Raymond Goehner, Chairman
  • Membership Committee – Ting Huang, Chairman
  • Scholarship Committee – Brian O’Connor, Chairman

Tuesday: Technical Regional Co-Chairs' Meeting, Plenary Session, Social Event - Tour of Longwood Gardens, Poster Session:

Technical Regional Co-chairs' and Technical Subcommittee Chairs’ Meeting
All Regional Co-chairs and Technical Subcommittee Chairs should plan to attend this meeting. There will be a planning meeting for global technical activities in the 2005-2006 fiscal year . Activities include technical workshops, grant-in-aid workshops, and cooperative meetings with other technical organizations. This meeting will also acquaint and review the procedures and duties of Technical Subcommittee Chairs.

Plenary Session - "X-rays - Near and Far" - Plenary Agenda
From the nanometers to gigameters, our plenary speakers will take us from atomic scale materials to the surface of Mars. Former ICDD board chairman and center director, Dr. Greg McCarthy, will take us through the brand new Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering at North Dakota State University. Professor Xiaolong Chen from the Chinese Academy of Sciences will discuss the X-ray structural analysis of several new Borates targeted for optical materials. Dr. John Faber will discuss advances in database technology as applied to total pattern analysis. Professor Stan Mertzman explores X-ray fluorescence analysis on Mars with the Mar’s rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Don’t miss the opportunity to get the long and the short of it in X-ray analysis.

9 a.m. -
9:15 a.m.
IntroductionsTim Fawcett
9:15 a.m. -
9:50 a.m.
Adventures in Microelectronics and Nanotechnology:
NDSU's new Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Gregory McCarthy
Director, NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering
North Dakota University
Technology Park
1735 NDSU Research Park Drive
Fargo, ND 58105-5756
9:55 a.m. -
10:30 a.m.
Total Pattern Analysis Using PDF-4 Relational Databases:
Instrumental Resolution, the Smith-Snyder Figure of Merit (SSFOM), and Total Pattern Analysis (TPA)

John Faber
Principal Scientist
International Centre for Diffraction Data
12 Campus Boulevard
Newtown Square, PA
10:30 a.m.-
10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m. -
11:20 a.m.
Recent Progresses on Exploration and Structural Determination of New Borates
Xiaolong L. Chen
Professor and Deputy Director, Nanoscale Physics and Devies Laboratory
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics, and Institute of Physics
PO Box 603
Beijing 100080
China
11:25 a.m. - 12:00 noon X-ray Analysis on Mars: An Adventure with Spirit and Opportunity
Stan Mertzman
Dr. Earl D. Stage and Mary E. Stage Chair
Franklin and Marshall College
Department of Geology
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604

Longwood Gardens -Longwood Gardens was created by industrialist Pierre S. du Pont (and is sometimes referred to as the DuPont Gardens) and offers 1,050 acres (425 hectares) of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of heated greenhouses; 11,000 different types of plants; and spectacular fountains. We invite ICDD members, spouses, families, and guests to join us!

Poster Session and Reception
Following the garden tour, ICDD will sponsor a poster session and reception on Tuesday, 15 March 2005 at 6:30 p.m., at the Concordville Inn Restaurant (Gold Ballroom), adjacent to the host hotel, the Best Western Concordville Hotel and Conference Center. 

ICDD is soliciting poster presentations and their electronic abstract for this event. Here's an opportunity to display and communicate your studies and research results. Posters relating to all aspects of X-ray analysis or work relating to ICDD are welcome. Technical inquiries should be addressed to the Poster Session Team, Ray Goehner, rpgoehn@sandia.gov; Jim Kaduk, Kaduk@polycrystallography.com; Scott Misture, misture@alfred.edu; or Evgeny Antipov, antipov@icr.chem.msu.ru. Questions concerning the submission process should be addressed to Eileen Jennings at jennings@icdd.com.

Poster Guidelines
Poster boards are 40 inches high, 60 inches wide, and about 1/4 inch thick, comprised of foam board. Pins and Velcro will be available to attach your poster to the foam boards. Authors are asked to post their presentations approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.

GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING ABSTRACTS
Abstracts will be published as-received on the ICDD web page and published in the journal of Powder Diffraction. If you do not want your abstract so published, please note your request in your e-mail message when you submit it. Abstracts must not exceed one page in length and must include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and the text. To provide uniformity, it is recommended that abstracts be prepared in Microsoft® Word, according to the following guidelines:
Abstract Format

  • Paper Size: 8.5 x 11 inches; A4 paper must be formatted for 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Size: Entire abstract, including title, author(s), affiliation(s), and text, must fit into a maximum area of 15 cm (5.9") wide by 20 cm (7.9") high. Please allow a top margin of 3.8 cm (1.5") and 2.54 cm (1") margins on all other sides
  • Font: Times or Times New Roman, 12 point
  • Title: bold, centered, all uppercase (except where lowercase letters are needed for clarity)
  • Leave one blank line between the title and the author(s)
  •  Author(s) and affiliation(s): mixed upper and lowercase, centered; if there is more than one author, underline the presenting author's name
  • Leave two blank lines before beginning text
  • Text:
    • text should appear flush left; do not indent
    • use line spacing sufficiently large enough to allow the abstract to be read easily, including subscripts, superscripts and Greek letters
    • a blank line is recommended (space permitting) between new paragraphs

SUBMISSION
Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail, as attached files created in Microsoft® Word, no later than 1 March 2005 to Eileen Jennings, jennings@icdd.com.

SYNTHESIS, STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF NEW PEROVSKITE PbVO3.
R.V. Shpanchenko1, V.V. Chernaya1, A.A. Tsirlin1, P.S. Chizhov1, D.E. Sklovsky1, E.V. Antipov1, E.P. Khlybov2, V. Pomjakushin3, A.M. Balagurov4, J.E. Medvedeva5, E.E. Kaul6, C. Geibel6
1 - Department of Chemistry, Moscow State University, 119899 Moscow, Russia
2 - Institute for High Pressure Physics, 142092 Troitsk, Russia
3 - Laboratory for Neutron Scattering ETH Zurich & PSI Villigen CH-5232 Villigen PSI Switzerland
4 - Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, JINR, 141980 Dubna, Russia
5 - Institute of Solid State Chemistry, 620249 Ekaterinburg, Russia
6 - Max-Plank Institute CPfS, Nöthnitzer Street 40, 01187 Dresden, Germany

POLYSTYRENE-CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES VIA STAR POLYMERS
Douglas R. Robello, Nori Yamaguchi, Thomas Blanton, Craig Barnes
Foundation Science Center, Research and Development Laboratories, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester NY, 14650

ANNUAL GROWTH & ENHANCEMENT OF DB
Vesna Bosnic
International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, 19073

BIBLIOGRAPHIC EFFORTS, RESOURCES, AND TIPS
Nicole M. Ernst
, M.L.I.S., Albert C. Rohrman, and Timothy G. Fawcett, PhD
International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, 19073

FORMULATION ANALYSES OF HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS
Timothy G. Fawcett, John Faber, Fangling Needham and James A. Kaduk
International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, 19073
BP Chemicals, Naperville, Illinois, 60566

MAPPING POLYMORPHS BY COMBINING CLUSTER ANALYSIS AND DIFFRACTION DATABASES
Timothy G. Fawcett, Soorya N. Kabekkodu
International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA, 19073

X-RAY AND NEUTRON DIFFRACTION PHASE MAPPING OF HYDROGEN-CHARGED ZIRCALOY-4
E. Garlea1, H. Choo1,2, P. K. Liaw1, B. Yang2, E. C. Oliver3, J. R. Santisteban3, D. W. Brown4, S. Park5, D. A. Smith1, P. D. Rack1, R. A. Buchanan1, and C. R. Hubbard2
1 - Materials Science & Engineering Department, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996
2 - Metals & Ceramics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831
3 - ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, United Kingdom
4 - MST-8, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545
5 - LANSCE-12, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545

QUALITY MARK DISTRIBUTION IN CALCULATED PATTERNS
Soorya N Kabekkodu, Diane Sagnella, and Vesna Bosnic
International Centre for Diffraction Data, Newtown Square, PA 19073

STRUCTURAL INVESTIGATION OF (Ba1-xSrx)2TiO4 USING SYNCHROTRON AND LABORATORY X-RAY
J.A. Kaduk
, W. Wong-Ng [1], and J. Frank [1]
BP Amoco Chemicals, Naperville, IL 60566-7011
[1}Ceramics Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD 20899.

CBED APPLICATION IN CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC STRUCTURAL DETERMINATION OF MICROCRYSTALLINE COMPOUNDS
Y. C. Lan
[1], Martin A. Crimp [1], J. M. Zhang [1], Z. Yang [2]
[1] Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824
[2] National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899

POLYMORPHIC ANALYSIS of TEGAFUR
F. Needham, J. Faber, T. G. Fawcett [International Centre for Diffraction Data, USA] D. H. Olson [Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, USA], R. E. Needham [Food and Drug Administration, USA]

IN-SITU INVESTIGATION ON REACTION MECHANISM AND KINETICS OF CuInSe2 FORMATION FROM Cu-In/Mo/GLASS PRECURSOR DURING SELENIZATION
W. K. Kim[1], E. A. Payzant[2], S. Yoon[1], T. J. Anderson[1], O. D. Crisalle[1], V. Craciun[1] and S.S. Li[1]
[1]University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611
[2]Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831

BaF2 PROCESS OF LONG-LENGTH CONDUCTORS: HIGH-TEMPERATURE NEUTRON AND X-RAY STUDY OF YOF
W. Wong-Ng
, I. Levin, Q. Huang, and L.P. Cook, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory NIST, Gaithersburg, MD 20899.

Wednesday: New Member Orientation Meeting, Technical Meetings

*New Member Orientation Meeting
All new members and first-time attendees should plan to attend this meeting. Dr. Tim Fawcett, ICDD's Executive Director will welcome attendees and present an overview of the ICDD and events held during the meeting week. Learn how to become involved in ICDD activities. Non-members can also learn about the membership application process.

Technical Meetings
The schedule is finalized and available. Meetings of the following Technical Subcommittees are typically held prior to the Technical Committee Meeting:

Materials Subcommittees

Ceramics Subcommittee - Peter Zavalij
Metals and Alloys Subcommittee - Peter Wallace
Minerals Subcommittee - Peter Heaney
Organic and Pharmaceutical Subcommittee - Fred Wireko
Polymers Subcommittee - tbd

Characterization Methods and Tools Subcommittees

Electron Diffraction Subcommittee - Joseph Michael
Non-Ambient Diffraction Subcommittee - Andrew Payzant
Synchrotron Diffraction Methods Subcommittee - Peter Lee
X-ray Diffraction Methods Subcommittee - Davor Balzar
X-ray Fluorescence Subcommittee - George Havrilla

ICDD Activities Subcommittees

Education Subcommittee - Carlo Segre
PDF Editorial Staff Subcommittee - ICDD Editor-in-Chief - W. Frank McClune

Thursday: Technical Meetings, Technical Committee Meeting, and Annual Meeting of Members

Technical Meetings
(continued from Wednesday, see above)

Technical Committee Meeting
The Technical Committee meeting reviews motions and action items from the numerous technical subcommittees and task groups. Since task groups meet at different times during the year and some of the subcommittees meet in concurrent sessions on Tuesday, this meeting provides a summary of key items to all attendees. In addition, guest speakers are invited to present topics of current interest. Regional Technical Co-chairs review activities in their region of the globe (eight regions) and present recommendations for future activities.

Annual Meeting of Members
All members come together for a formal gathering at this meeting to hear remarks from the Chairman, a review of the Board of Directors' (BoD) and Headquarters' activities, reports of selected BoD Committees, including the Technical and Finance Committees, as well as reports of Task Groups. Corporate activities are also discussed along with any new business items brought forth by members. An agenda of the meeting is available.

Friday: Board of Directors' Meeting
This meeting is generally closed to the public.

 

Detailed Agendas