Knowledge center

Back to overview
November 08 - November 09

Non-ambient X-ray diffraction symposium at NCSU Raleigh NC


A complimentary symposium created by the collaborative efforts of NCSU & Malvern PANalytical

Organized by: Professor Jacob L. Jones (NCSU) & Dr. Scott A. Speakman (Malvern PANalytical)

November 8, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Symposium
November 8, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Poster Session
November 9, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm - Symposium

Non-ambient X-ray diffraction is a useful tool for determining phase stability, studying phase transformations, and following reaction pathways and kinetics. Practical examples include in-situ battery analysis for developing new cathode materials, understanding pharmaceutical stability with temperature and humidity, quantifying growth kinetics of nanocrystalline systems, and many more. New non-ambient chambers, faster instruments, and automatic data processing make non-ambient diffraction an ever-increasingly powerful technique. However, there are issues that can trip up the unwary, such as thermal gradients, unwanted reactions, systematic errors, etc. This symposium will feature lectures by leading researchers developing and using non-ambient diffraction on laboratory instruments, synchrotrons, and neutron beamlines. Lectures will focus on the research potential of non-ambient diffraction and practical advice for collecting accurate and useful data.
Attendees are encouraged to present a poster on their work related to this symposium. Speakers will judge the posters and prizes will be awarded to the top 3.

North Carolina State University
MRC Building - MRC Auditorium
2410 Campus Shore Dr.
Raleigh NC 27606

Parking is nearby and will be provided.

Seminar details

Symposium Speakers to date:
Professor Jacob L. Jones - NCSU
Dr. Scott Speakman - Malvern PANalytical
Dr. Thomas Blanton - ICDD

Lunch and breaks are included. A reception with food and beverage will accompany the poster session

Once registered you will recieve a communication from Linda Bratica. Questions on the symposium or poster session, email Linda Bratica at

  • Non-ambient X-ray diffraction symposium at NCSU Raleigh NC
  • United States
  • 8 November 2017, 01:00 - 9 November 2017, 04:00
  • UTC-05:00 US/Eastern

Share this article