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Getting Started with Rietveld

Getting Started with Rietveld Refinement: An Introduction Covering Fundamental Concepts, History and the Method

Presentation Goal
  • Introduce comcepts needed to work with Rietveld Refinement, the history behind the technique and provide an overview of how Rietveld works.
  • Format: PDF slides or a RealPlayer video of the slides with accompanying audio
Presentation Outline
  • Why is crystallography unique?
  • Crystallographic Literacy
  • Diffraction from single crystals
  • Diffraction from powders
  • Powder Diffraction crystallography before Rietveld
  • Hugo Rietveld's technique
  • Rietveld Applications
  • Requirements & Limitations