This is an archive of the official website for the IUCrXIX Congress at Geneva in 2002. Some images and text may be missing and some links no longer work.


Crystal Chemistry of Materials and Soft Matter Studied by Synchrotron and Neutron Diffraction
August 1-3, 2002
Joint ILL-ESRF site, Grenoble, France
Neutron and synchrotron diffraction have been essential for the understanding of new materials. Large position-sensitive detectors, image plates, focusing optics, polarized beams and new software, are all being developed rapidly, opening new opportunities for chemists, physicists and biologists interested in relating the properties of materials to their structure. This satellite will highlight some of this new science, and the techniques that have made it possible.
Registration fee: 175 Euro covering accommodation, conference dinner and transport to Geneva.
(Some financial assistance will be available for young scientists).
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Crystal Physics. Measuring, Calculating and Predicting Physical Properties of Crystals
August 1-5, 2002
Hotel Rigi Kulm, Rigi, Switzerland
The aim of the satellite is to explore the mutual benefits of application, experiment and theory in characterizing and utilizing the physical properties of crystals. The course will thus be divided into three parts: in the first part the expectations and needs with respect to crystal and physical data (with the focus on mechanical and electrical properties) will be formulated from the perspective of applied sciences (e.g. mineral-physics and materials science). In the second part, exponents from experimental crystal-physics present the state-of-the-art and limitations of current technologies to characterize physical properties (with the focus on mechanical and electrical properties) through experiments. Finally, structure-property relationships and the possibilities to complement experimental data with computational methods will be explored.
Registration fee: CHF 100.-

Neutron and Synchrotron X-ray Scattering in Condensed Matter Research
August 4-6, 2002
Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen, Switzerland

NSCmr2002 will deal with two main issues. First, the workshop will address crystallography-related research on condensed matter performed with neutrons and X-rays. The main topics will be:

High-temperature superconductivity
Interfaces and thin films

Second, the Paul Scherrer Institut houses the neutron spallation source SINQ and the Swiss Synchrotron Light Source SLS. This offers participants the opportunity to visit the experimental stations and to discuss with local scientists the installations and the experiments performed at these outstanding facilities.
Registration fee: CHF 320 in single room, CHF 290 per person in double room.
Covers scientific programme, book of abstracts, accommodation with breakfast buffet, coffee break refreshments, conference dinner, local transports.
Because of the limitation on the number of participants, registrations will be accepted on a first-come-first-served
basis. Applicants will be informed about the acceptance of their registration and the fee due, which has to be paid
before May 15.

XII International Conference on Small Angle Scattering.
August 25 - 29, 2002
Venice International University, Venice, Italy
The purpose of the International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering is to give scientists using small angle scattering (X-ray, neutron, light) the opportunity of meeting to present and discuss their new developments in all aspects of the use of this technique in science and technology. This Conference is addressed to a large audience of physicists, chemists, biologists and material scientists interested in structure determination at a low resolution in solids, soft-matter, fluids and solutions. The participation of young researchers will be strongly encouraged.
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