The University of Manchester at Harwell: Diffraction as a tool: optimal data collection and analysis.

Speakers – Drs. Kun Yan & Simon Hunt

5th October 2021, 11:00-12:00

The next online seminar in the Ideas Forum imaging series hosted by The University of Manchester at Harwell is on Tuesday 5th October, at 11:00, on the subject ‘Diffraction as a tool: optimal data collection and analysis.’ 

Dr Kun Yan has accumulated some experience using synchrotron X-ray and neutron diffraction techniques to investigate the phase transformation and strain analysis of advanced alloys under both ambient environment and extreme temperatures and loading conditions. Dr Simon Hunt uses synchrotron radiation to examine the physical properties of Earth forming rocks and minerals at extreme pressure and temperature conditions.

In this presentation, Kun and Simon will start from the basics of diffraction and the types of crystallographic information extracted from the diffractometers. Followed by how these information correlated to the data analysis of phase identification, strain and anisotropy. Examples on natural geologic materials and engineering materials will be given to demonstrate the strength of synchrotron X-ray and neutron diffraction. At the end, we will address the advantage and challenges for in-situ and in-operando diffraction experiments at the central facilities at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), as well as the sample environment capacity and support from The University of Manchester at Harwell (UoMaH)

Please register via Evenbrite.