We are pleased to announce ADD2016, the 3rd edition of the School
and Conference on Analysis of Diffraction Data in real-space:
co-organized by the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) and the European
Synchrotron (ESRF), and taking place:
7 to 11 March 2016
at the European Photon and Neutron (EPN) campus in Grenoble, France.
Building on the positive experience of ADD2011 (12-14 October 2011) and
ADD2013 (18-22 March 2013), the 4-day programme of ADD2016 offers a
2-day School followed by a 2-day Conference, basically the same format
The ADD2016 School and Conference aim to deepen the understanding and
to further the training of the various communities working on real-space
data analysis for neutron and x-ray diffraction techniques. Fourier
transformation of diffraction data into real-space, traditionally used for
the structural determination of liquids and glasses, is now increasingly
employed for partially-disordered crystalline powder samples.
The scientific scope of ADD2016 will also include single-crystal diffuse
scattering, for which the School proposes a 5th hands-on tutorial for
training in using the YELL software, in addition to the hands-on tutorials
for DISCUS, PDFGUI, RMCprofile and EPSR that were offered for ADD2013.
As opposed to ADD2013, each tutorial for ADD2016 will take place twice,
so that students can participate in two different tutorials.
Real-space analysis of total-scattering data or “PDF-analysis” provides
a snapshot of the local structural disorder within the sample, which is
complementary to the space-time averaged structure provided by the
well-known Rietveld refinement of diffraction data. PDF-analysis now
enjoys a wide field of application, in particular to nano-structured
More detailed information, including on-line registration and a
preliminary programme, can be found on the webpage link given above.
Note that registration is already open, and that the deadline for
abstract submission is 21 January 2016.
Looking forward to seeing you in Grenoble,
Michela Brunelli (SNBL/ESRF)
Gabriel Cuello (ILL)
Henry Fischer (ILL)
Gavin Vaughan (ESRF)