The AIC2023 School will focus on the currently available procedures for 3DED analysis.
Students will be first introduced to the peculiarities of ED and then driven through data acquisition procedures and data reduction software. The school will cover both well-established 3DED protocols, based on step-wise acquisition and beam-precession, and more recent protocols based on continuous data acquisition through latest fast and sensitive detectors, particularly suitable for organics and macromolecules. Methods and routines for structure solution and refinement will be described, with a special focus on the treatment and use of residual dynamical effects. Specific features and issues related with inorganic, small-molecule organics and macromolecular compounds will be stressed. All these topics will be covered in frontal lectures and practical activities that will allow students to use first-hand several softwares for 3DED data reduction, structure solution and structure refinement. Students will also participate to lab activities, including 3DED data acquisition and advanced sample preparation for ED experiments. The last part of the school will finally introduce other cutting-edge methodologies, like serial-ED, phase-orientation mapping and electron pair-distribution function (ePDF).
At the end of the school, students are expected to have acquired a comprehensive understanding of advantages and limits of ED methods and to be able to perform 3DED data reduction by themselves on their own samples of interest. For most students, the AIC2023 School will also be the starting point for establishing connections in the growing field of electron crystallography.
Crystallography and diffraction with electrons, the TEM as a diffractometer, electron diffraction basics
Structure solution with 3D ED data, kinematical structural refinement
Dynamical refinement, inorganic and organic 3D ED
3D ED on macromolecules, serial ED, texture and phase analysis, disorder quantification and e-PDF
For any queries please contact the Organizing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration deadline: 31th May 2023
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