Antwerp, Belgium

Aperiodic Crystals

when 4 July 2016 - 8 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 250

Ape­ri­od­ic crys­tals are long range or­dered struc­tures which lack trans­la­tion­al in­vari­ance. They are found in a large va­ri­ety of sys­tems (min­er­als, or­gan­ic com­pounds, sin­gle el­e­ment under pres­sure, ox­ides, fer­ro-electrics, in­ter­metal­lic com­pounds) and en­com­pass in­com­men­su­rate­ly mod­u­lat­ed struc­tures, in­com­men­su­rate com­pos­ites and qua­sicrys­tals.

The struc­ture de­ter­mi­na­tion of ape­ri­od­ic crys­tals and the in­flu­ence of the ape­ri­od­ic or­der on their phys­i­cal prop­er­ties have made tremen­dous progress in re­cent years. How­ev­er the high di­men­sion­al de­scrip­tion and su­per­space ap­proach used to de­scribe the atom­ic struc­ture of ape­ri­od­ic crys­tal re­mains dif­fi­cult to grasp for the non-spe­cial­ist.

In this school the basics of the analysis of aperiodic crystals will be explained for a non-specialist tar­get­ au­di­ence, i.e. PhDd stu­dents or ex­pe­ri­enced sci­en­tists work­ing in the field of crys­tal­log­ra­phy, chem­istry, ma­te­ri­al sci­ence or sol­id state physic and will­ing to have a ba­sic un­der­stand­ing of ape­ri­od­ic crys­tals.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Joke Hadermann
EMAT (Electron Microscopy for Materials Science)
Department of Physics
University of Antwerp

Target group

PhD stu­dents or researchers work­ing in the field of crys­tal­log­ra­phy, chem­istry, ma­te­ri­al sci­ence or sol­id state physics looking for a ba­sic un­der­stand­ing of ape­ri­od­ic crys­tals.

Fee info

EUR 250: Student fee.
Includes course material, coffee breaks and social activities organised by the school organisers. Does not include lunch, housing or travel costs.
EUR 350: Non-student researchers (universities, research centres, non-profit).
Includes course material, coffee breaks and social activities organised by the school organisers. Does not include lunch, housing or travel costs.

Scholarships

Housing scholarships for students (<30 years old) available from the European Crystallographic Association and from the International Union of Crystallography in the form of free housing in the student house next to the campus.

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