University of Calgary

GLGY 623 - Modern Diffraction and Scattering Techniques - Fall 2020

Space groups and principles of X-ray, neutron, and electron diffraction and their applications. Crystal structure determination and refinement using single crystal and Rietveld methods. X-ray and neutron scattering techniques (using the Pair Distribution Function, PDF) to examine local disorder in nano-materials and glasses. Phase transition and structural evolution with pressure, temperature, and composition. Analyses of experimental data sets and extensive use of computers.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Geology 523.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2021.
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