General information

The workshop is intended for PhD students, postdocs and young researchers, who want to learn how electron diffraction (ED) and X-ray powder diffraction (XPD) can be combined to characterize the structures of polycrystalline materials. While the emphasis will be on using 3-dimensional ED data to solve a structure and XPD to refine it, the overlap of the two approaches (solving from XPD data and refining with ED data) will also be covered. Lectures will cover basic crystallography, indexing, intensity extraction, structure solution, structure completion and structure refinement. There will also be computer labs to give the participants some hands-on exposure to selected data analysis software, and short demonstrations of ED and XPD data acquisition instruments. 

Although basic crystallography will be reviewed briefly at the beginning of the course, some prior knowledge of the subject is needed for a participant to benefit from the workshop.  If possible, participants should bring their own laptops (with Windows OS installed) for the computer labs.  Researchers from all fields (chemistry, physics, biology, geology, materials science) are encouraged to apply.

The workshop is equivalent to a workload of 2 ECTS points. Certificates of participation will be available at the end of the workshop.


  • Introduction to basic crystallography
  • Various 3D electron diffraction techniques  
  • Initial electron diffraction data analysis (indexing, intensity extraction)
  • Structure solution and refinement with ED data
  • Initial XPD data analysis (indexing, profile fitting, intensity extraction)
  • Methods of structure solution from XPD data
  • Structure completion using XPD data
  • Structure refinement using the Rietveld method


Lynne McCusker
Christian Baerlocher
Department of Materials, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Lukas Palatinus Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic
Sven Hovmöller
Wei Wan
Xiaodong Zou
Berzelii Center EXSELENT on Porous Materials and Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry Stockholm University, Sweden


April 4, 2016: Registration and student travel bursary application

(Registration is closed.)

May 15, 2016: Poster abstract


Lynne McCusker Wei Wan Xiaodong Zou


If you need help in Stockholm, please contact

Xiaodong Zou
Tel: +46 8 16 23 89 (office) +46 76 216 88 20 (mobile phone)

Sven Hovmöller
Tel: +46 76 786 77 22 (mobile phone)

Wei Wan
Tel: +46 72 264 20 48 (mobile phone)