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Program Notice: 
The information contained in this PDF is current as of April 2018. Any changes will be communicated on the Program page of the DXC website by viewing the quick links for the workshop and session information. Updates to Program will also be noted on the conference mobile App, Guidebook, and the Late Announcements posted at the conference.

2018 Denver X-ray Conference Program Quick Links:

Program at a glance

Monday Morning Workshops

Monday Afternoon Workshops

XRD Poster Session - Monday pm

Tuesday Morning Workshops

Tuesday Afternoon Workshops

XRF Poster Session - Tuesday pm

Plenary Session - Wednesday am

Oral Sessions:
Wednesday pm
Thursday am
Thursday pm

Friday am


Monday morning workshops 9:00 am – 12 Noon

Material Identification – The good, bad and ugly (Standley I)
Organizers & Instructors:
T. Fawcett, Emeritus ICDD, USA,
J. Blanton, ICDD, USA,

All automated search match algorithms and applications are based on sound fundamental assumptions about how the specimen is prepared, and the influence of several instrumental parameters used in your experiment. However, in practice, there are numerous cases where these assumptions are not met, many times for perfectly good reasons, leading to inaccuracies and false identifications. We will use dozens of case histories to show how various problems can be identified with practical solutions to these problems.

Selecting Software for Rietveld Refinement I (Meadowbrook)
Organizer & Instructors:
A.A. Yakovenko, L.C. Gallington Argonne National Laboratory, USA,;
A.F.M. Dos Santos, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA,
S.N. Rodesney, Bruker AXS, Inc., USA,
N. Anibou, Rigaku Americas, USA,

Introduction to the Structure Determination and Structure Analysis from Powder Diffraction often starts with the selection of Rietveld refinement software. Different groups are usually selecting software for several reasons. One of the major reasons, is that such particular software is better suited and have tools which allow “simple” process of powder diffraction data from the materials which are being studied, or from instrument where this data have been collected. However, for a person who has just been introduced to the Powder Diffraction Science, such diversity of the software might be confusing. Very often students and early career scientists do not know where to start, and which software to use for their particular problems.

The 2018 Rietveld Refinement workshop will show a variety of Rietveld refinement software, highlighting of the tools, methods which are suited for particular types of refinement and/or classes of materials. This would allow students to choose the software for their need or discover new functions and routes of refinements.

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Basic XRF (Standley II)
Organizer & Instructors:
J.A. Anzelmo, Anzelmo & Associates, Inc., USA,
M.A. Zaitz, IBM, USA,

This workshop provides a basic introduction to the principles of XRF and is specifically aimed at those new to the field.  It begins with a general overview of the t echnique and the various instrumentation configurations including their main applications.  This is followed by more specific details of XRF Physics.  Basic WDX instrumentation will be described with its use and applications.  In the second half of the workshop, basic EDX instrumentation including general purpose bulk analyzers (benchtop EDX), TXRF, Micro analyzers, and Handheld analyzers will be reviewed.  Capabilities and applications in actual practice will be described.

Quantitative Analysis of XRF I (Cotton Creek)
Organizer & Instructors:
W.T. Elam, University of Washington, USA,
B. Vrebos, Malvern Panalytical, The Netherlands,
K. Kawakyu, Rigaku Corporation, Japan,

Part I:
Matrix effects and how to compensate for them: scatter peaks, compensation methods, semi-quantitative analysis using FP, and fusion.

Part II:
Walkthrough of quantitative analysis for a few XRF spectra.

Monday afternoon workshops 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Quantitative Phase Analysis (Standley I)
Organizer & Instructors:
E. Ryba, Penn State University, USA,
J. Kaduk, Poly Crystallography, Inc. and Illinois Institute of Technology, USA,
N. Henderson, Bruker AXS, Inc., USA,

This workshop on X-ray diffraction methods for quantitative phase analyses begins with a series of examples of manual single-peak analyses using standards and reference intensity ratios.  An introduction to full-pattern methods is next, followed by discussions of things that can go wrong (e. g., instrument aberrations, absorption, surface roughness, microabsorption, preferred orientation) and the accuracy attainable.  The approaches for the quantification of amorphous content will be addressed, including the use of calibration curves, internal standards, total integrated intensities, and the ‘Partial or No Known Crystal Structure’ method.  Interesting examples for a wide variety of materials throughout.

Two-Dimensional Detectors (Standley II)
Organizers & Instructors:
T.N. Blanton, ICDD, USA,
B.B. He, Bruker AXS, Inc., USA,
M. Mueller, DECTRIS, Switzerland,
J. Ferrara, Rigaku, USA,
S. Speakman, Malvern Panalytical, USA,

Two-dimensional diffraction data contains abundant information about the atomic arrangement, microstructure, and defects of a solid or liquid material. In recent years, the use of two-dimensional detectors has dramatically increased in nacademic, government and industrial laboratories. This workshop covers recent progress in two-dimensional X-ray diffraction in terms of detector technology, geometry and configuration of the two-dimensional diffractometer. Various applications such as phase ID, texture, stress, crystallinity, combinational screening and thin film analysis will be discussed. 

Selecting Software for Rietveld Refinement II (Meadowbrook)
Organizer & Instructors:
A.A. Yakovenko, L.C. Gallington Argonne National Laboratory, USA,;
A.F.M. Dos Santos, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA,
S.N. Rodesney, Bruker AXS, Inc., USA,

Continuation from the morning workshop, Selecting Software for Rietveld Refinement I (see description above).

Quantitative Analysis of XRF II (Cotton Creek I)
Organizer & Instructors:
W.T. Elam, University of Washington, USA,
B. Vrebos, Malvern Panalytical, The Netherlands,
K. Kawakyu, Rigaku Corporation, Japan,

Continuation from the morning workshop, Quantitative Analysis of XRF I (see description on page 2).

Energy Dispersive XRF (Cotton Creek II)
Organizer & Instructors:
P. Lemberge, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Switzerland,
W.D. Watson, Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA,
V. Osorio, Brightspec NV/SA, Belgium,

This workshop is designed to provide a discussion of the theoretical and practical aspects of EDXRF spectrometry providing a comprehensive review of the basic fundamentals for both the beginner and experienced X-ray spectroscopist. Topics to be covered include excitation systems; detectors; components and their relation to EDXRF applicability; spectrum fitting; rapid qualitative analysis; calibration techniques for quantitative analysis; standard-less analysis; sensitivity of EDXRF for a wide variety of elements in various matrices, as well as, sample preparation. We discuss some real-life application examples where EDXRF is being used to solve complex analytical problems. The major emphases will be on the applicability of EDXRF and the optimal protocol for generating and reporting of reliable experimental results.

Tuesday morning workshops 9:00 am – 12 Noon

Characterization of Thin Films (Standley I)
Organizer & Instructors:
K. Hradil, W. Artner, TU Wien, Austria,;

The workshop will include the theoretical background and experimental techniques of thin film analysis by X-ray diffraction methods. This will include the experimental techniques and the analysis of data for grazing incidence diffraction and reflectivity investigations and also high resolution methods. The possibilities for the microstructure properties analysis of thin films like stress/strain and texture analysis, classical phase analysis and thin film crystallinity properties with lab methods will be introduced for selected examples. Furthermore, we will discuss measurement techniques for beam sizes in the micro- (lab) and nano-scale (synchrotron).

Line Profile Analysis (Standley II)
Organizer & Instructors:
M. Leoni, University of Trento, Italy,
J. Cline, M. Mendenhall, NIST, USA,;
L. Sweet, PNNL, USA, 

The determination of microstructure parameters (such as size of the domains or type and quantity of lattice defects) is still one of the most frequent applications of powder diffraction. In the last 100 years we moved from single peak to full pattern analysis and from qualitative to quantitative results. Several standards have been specifically developed by the NIST to address the issues of characterizing the instrumental contribution and validating the analysis techniques. An historical overview of the available techniques and assessment of the state of the art will be made, providing some practical examples of application and advices on the meaning of the results. BYOD (Bring Your Own Data) for a more active discussion!

Micro XRF (Cotton Creek)
Organizer & Instructors:
M.A. Zaitz, IBM, USA,
N. Gao, XOS, USA,
K. Tsuji, Osaka City University, Japan,

Micro XRF analysis has become an integral part of the lab analysis and is used in a wide variety of fields, such as: art and archeology, bioengineering, semiconductor, environmental, criminal forensics or industrial quality control work. The strength of micro XRF is multi element energy dispersive XRF analysis which is relatively fast analysis, may require little or no sample prep, and combined with elemental mapping provides another depth of information.  The Micro XRF workshop will provide an overview of micro X-ray fluorescence (MXRF) including brief review of the basics of ED-XRF analysis, a status of current instrumentation, an introduction of the physics of capillary optics and a current state of the art micro optic systems.  Various types of applications including qualitative and quantitative with calibration options such as basic empirical, standardless FP and semiquant FP.  The workshop will explore elemental imaging (mapping/scanning) as well as their particularities.  An update on 3D confocal micro XRF analysis will be presented.

Sample Preparation of XRF (Meadowbrook)
Organizer & Instructors:
J.A. Anzelmo, Anzelmo & Associates, Inc., USA,
C. Beaulieu, Claisse, Canada,

This workshop will focus more on the different aspects of fusion for both simple and difficult samples.  It will begin with borate fusion preparation, but for the first time in this workshop, we will also discuss the chemistry of peroxide fusions and its applications.  The Physics of XRF sample preparation will also be discussed as usual, as well as pressed powder preparation.  These techniques and methods are essential in today’s modern laboratory.

Tuesday afternoon workshops 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Imaging (Standley I)
Organizer & Instructors:
S. Vogt, Argonne National Laboratory, USA,
F. DeCarlo, APS-Argonne National Laboratory, USA,

X-ray imaging and microscopy as had tremendous impact over the past decade, addressing extremely broad and highly relevant scientific and industrial questions. It is particularly well suited to visualizing materials across numerous lengthscales, in depth, and in situ/operando. Application areas are as broad as high-speed imaging of laser fusion processes in additive manufacturing, mapping trace elements in biological systems to better understand their impact on human health both in their natural occurrence and via therapeutic drugs, or nanoscale imaging of integrated circuitry with the goal of process verification and failure analysis. We will discuss methods and techniques in areas of full-field imaging, tomography, scanning probe techniques, as well as lensless imaging approaches. In addition to instrumentation related topics, we will discuss computational approaches.

Non-Ambient (Standley II)
Organizer & Instructors:
S.T. Misture, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, USA,
E.A. Payzant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA,
A. Jones, Anton Paar GmbH, Austria,
H. zur Loye, University of South Carolina, USA,

This half-day workshop will focus on high temperature XRD in laboratory instruments and will include an overview of the capabilities of the various commercially-available non-ambient stages.  Pitfalls, tips and tricks for using non-ambient stages for controlled temperature, gaseous atmosphere, and applied electric fields will be covered with brief examples.  Topics will include temperature calibration, accuracy of the XRD patterns (instrument optics, calibration and/or corrections for specimen displacement) and handling the resulting large datasets to obtain phase ID, cluster analysis, and (automated) Rietveld full-pattern fitting.

Trace Analysis (Cotton Creek)
Organizers & Instructors:
C. Streli, P. Wobrauschek, TU Wien, Atominstitut, Austria,;
K. Tsuji, Osaka City University, Japan,
N. Kawahara, Rigaku, Japan,

Both beginners and experienced X-ray scientists and applicants, physicists and chemists, should gain information by attending the Trace Analysis Workshop. Presentations of most modern techniques and instrumentation for trace element analysis using EDXRS and EDXRS will be given. Physical methods to improve minimum detection limits in XRF by background reduction will be discussed; Special emphasis will be on Synchrotron radiation as excitation source.  Introduction to total reflection XRF (TXRF) and actual instrumentation will show achievable advantages and results in terms of detection limits, sensitivities, and detectable elemental range down to light elements (eg.Carbon). Confocal µ-XRF will be presented as method for 2D and 3D spatial resolved elemental imaging. Applications from interesting scientific fields as environment, microelectronics, forensic, and life science will show the successful use of the importance of the various XRF spectrometric techniques. The possibilities of trace analysis using Wavelength dispersive XRF will also be covered, showing the benefits and limitations of the technique. A comparison of achievable detection limits with the various techniques on some specific samples will be discussed.

Handheld XRF – The Silver Bullet or Fools Gold? (Meadowbrook)
M. Loubser, GeoMagGeoChem, South Africa,
A. Seyfarth, SGS North America, Canada,
L. Lee, The Getty Conservation Institute, USA,

X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy is a mature technique with the theory well described and routinely applied in process control, exploration, mining and manufacturing, apart from research and development applications.  The “big shrink” as in most analytical technologies was the result of improved electronics and computer chips, and together with the advance of the SDD detector Energy Dispersive XRF was ready to enter the playground.  Handheld XRF moved from a metal sorting scanner to an actual quantitative analytical tool.  But here lies the biggest challenge, because of reduced cost and ease of operation, this tool is now more accessible to people who often do not have the insight in the limitations.

In this workshop, firstly the differences between analysis in the field vs. the laboratory would be explained, and methods to improve accuracy or interpret the data based on the know inaccuracies.  Then some specific Geology case studies will be presented, and lastly we will introduce some case studies in the field of art and conservation where the ability to bring a non-destructive technique to the actual object probably had the biggest impact, but again, not without pitfalls.

XRD Poster Session – Monday Evening

Westminster Foyer (outside exhibit hall/Westminster Ballroom)
The Monday evening XRD poster session will be held 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Westminster foyer, in conjunction with a wine and cheese reception. Three “Best Poster” awards will be given at the end of the session, including “Best Student Poster”.
Chairs: T.R. Watkins, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA,
*Signifies presenting author, when noted

D-3 WITHDRAWN Relative Stability of Anhydrous/hydrated Products of Calcium Chloride during Complete Dehydration as Examined by High-temperature Powder X-ray Diffraction
K.S.P. Karunadasa*, C.H. Manoratne, Industrial Technology Institute, Sri Lanka
H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala, R.M.G. Rajapakse, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

D-6 Latest Developments in Non-ambient XRD Attachments from Anton Paar
A.O.F. Jones*, A. Pein, Anton Paar GmbH, Austria

D-9 Crystal Structural Analysis of InAsxP1-x Nanowire Exploiting High Resolution X-ray Diffraction
S. Song*, C.S. Kim, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Korea


D-11 Structural Investigation of Plutonium Oxalate Species and Comparison of Their Oxide Products
J. Corbey*, L. Sweet, D. Meier, A. Casella, PNNL, USA

D-12 Observation of Crystal Structure Changes with Full Field X-ray Diffraction Imaging Instrument
M. Yamanashi, Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology and Culture, Japan
K. Tsuji, Osaka City University, Japan

D-14 Fretting Corrosion of Wind Turbine Drivetrains: Causes to Cures using XRD
J. Brum, Olympus, USA

D-15 Crystal Structures of Large-Volume Commercial Pharmaceuticals
J.A. Kaduk*, North Central College, Illinois Institute of Technology and Poly Crystallography, Inc., USA
A.M. Wheatley, North Central College, USA
A.M. Gindhart, T.N. Blanton, ICDD, USA

D-16 Crystal Structures of Ammonium Citrates
A.M. Wheatley, J.A. Kaduk*, North Central College, USA

D-23 Development and Performance Test of X-ray Source for Industrial Benchtop & Handheld XRF
J.D. Kim*, S.H. Kim, SUNJE R&D Center, Korea
D.H. Lee, Pukyung National University, Korea

D-24 Prediction of a KIST PIXE/PIGE Facility Based on Design and Simulations
S.M.T. Hoang, H.N. Tran, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
G.M. Sun, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea

D-25 Validation of the McStas-MCNPX Interface Features in Calculation of Shielding and Gamma/Neutron Backgrounds
S.M.T. Hoang, H.N. Tran, Duy Tan University, Vietnam
G.M. Sun, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea

D-27 Mineral Analysis of River Sand around Mt. Tsukuba for Provenance Estimation of Atamadai Type Pottery (2500-1500 BC) From Hinoki Site (Tochigi Japan)
S. Ichikawa*, Y. Sakito, T. Kurisaki, Fukuoka University, Japan

D-29 Geochemical Analysis of Iron Enriched Soil of Meherrin Virginia
J. Brum, Olympus, USA
S.I. Chojna, A.M. Sikder, X.C. Liu, L. Kelly, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

D-30 BM: a Python Code for Modelling Physically Based Background for XRD
B. Ramírez, S. García, L. Bucio, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México

D-31 New Stage of Benchtop X-ray Diffractometer MiniFlex with New Two-dimensional Detector and Temperature-Control Attachment
T. Kuzumaki, K. Nagao, A. Yamano, Rigaku Corporation, Japan

D-32 Evaluation of Physicochemical Properties of 137Cs in Geological Materials by X-ray Diffractometry
T. Mizunuma*, K. Fujii, M. Kasari , Meiji University, Japan
A. Ohbuchi, ,Y. Koike, Applied Rigaku Technologies, USA


D-34 Characterization of Ceramic Metal Cutting Tools
T. Shibata, Kennametal, Inc., USA

D-40 Multi-dimensional Analysis of Advanced Manufacturing Metals Using Diffractometer Automation
S. Speakman, Malvern Panalytical, USA
F. Masiello, D. Beckers, Malvern Panalytical, The Netherlands

D-43 Luminescent Properties, X-ray Photoelectron and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Antimony Doped P-type ZnO Nanowires
A.M. Alsmadi*, B. Salameh*, Kuwait University, Kuwait

D-45 Assessment on Digital Imaging Enhancement for Radiographic Interpretation
B. Adenle, Creative Research Network Technology, Nigeria

D-49 Deposition and Structural Characterization of Ti/Si Thin Films
Q. Lin, University of California Irvine, USA

D-51 Combined Microdiffraction and Micro-XRF Analysis of Geological Specimens
S.N. Rodesney*, T. Hill, N. Henderson, J. Giencke, B. Jones, Bruker AXS, Inc., USA

D-52 Rapid Analysis of Pharmaceuticals with EIGER2 R 500K Multimode Detector
N. Henderson*, S.N. Rodesney, J. Giencke, B. Jones, Bruker AXS, Inc., USA

D-58 NIST Standard Reference Materials for X-ray Metrology
J.P. Cline*, M. Mendenhall, D. Black, A. Henins, NIST, USA

WITHDRAWN - D-66 Solidification and Scanning Electron Microscopy Analysis of Al-Ce Based Phases
J. Stroh, University of British Columbia, Canada

WITHDRAWN - D-67 Implementation of Genetic Algorithms for Crystal Structure Prediction
K.A. Thasneema, Farook College, India

WITHDRAWN - D-69 Tuning the Adsorption Potential: Separation of Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Cobalt and Zinc Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks
R. Cabrera, E. Reguera, Unidad Legaria, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México

D-72 X-ray Diffraction in the 25 T Florida Split Coil Magnet at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
D.J. Rebar*, K. Wei, J.H. Smith, A. Kovalev, A. Suslov, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA
J. Cochran, D. Mann, M. Shatruk, Florida State University, USA
T. Siegrist, Florida State University, USA and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, USA

WITHDRAWN - D-74 X-ray Diffraction Analysis of Magnetosomes from Magnetotactic Bacteria
M. Zhang, Y. Li, W. Wu, Z. Chen*, China Agricultural University, China

Post Deadline:

D-77 Synthesis and Luminescence Properties of Er3+ doped and Er3+\Yb3+ codoped YBa3B9O18
M. He*, Y. Li, Dalian Jiaotong University, China

D-78 Electric Field Induced Domain Evolutions in BaTiO3 Single Crystal
Z. Zhang*, Y. Wang, Dalian Jiaotong University, China

D-79 Development of a Multiwavelength XRD Combined with EDXRF for Cultural Heritage in-situ Analysis           
H.C. Santos*, R.F. Assis, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil
P.H.O.V. Campos, Departamento de Física, Universidade de Londrina, Brazil
A.R. Leite, M.A. Rizzutto, T.F. Silva, M.H. Tabacniks, Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, Brazil

D-80 A Straightforward Program Written in Octave and Julia for X-ray Diffraction Line Profile Analysis: A Study in Gold Thin Films
A. Pérez-Casanova, H. Medel-Cobaxin, F.F. Contreras-Torres*, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

D-81 3D Immersive Visualization of Micro-Computed Tomography and XRD Texture Datasets
M.A. Rodriguez, T.T. Amon, J.J.M. Griego, D. Adams, H.J. Brown-Shaklee, Sandia National Laboratory, USA
N. Green, Department of Energy’s Kansas City National Security Campus, USA


D-82 The Role of Lattice Disorder in Water Mediated Dissociation of Co-crystals
N. Kaur*, N. Duggirala, R. Suryanarayanan, University of Minnesota, USA

D-83 Effect of Process Variables on Physical State of Mannitol in Tert-Butyl Alcohol - Water Systems
J. Sonje*, S. Thakral, R. Suryanarayanan, University of Minnesota, USA

D-84 In Situ Monitoring of the Crystallization of Amorphous Solid Dispersions in Aqueous Solution, Using Synchrotron Radiation
K.K. Amponsah-Efah, R. Suryanarayanan, University of Minnesota, USA

D-86 Determination of Parameters of X-ray Source Based on Single Bounce Ellipsoidal Monocapillary X-ray Condenser
Y.B. Wang, X.Y. Zhang, T.X. Sun, Beijing Normal University, China
X.P. Sun, Beijing Radiation Center, China

D-87  Round Robin Test (RRT) of the Thickness of Nano-scale HfO2 Thin Film using XRR (X-ray Reflectometry)            
C.S. Kim*, M. Choi, I.Y. Jung, S. Song
, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Korea
Y. Azuma, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology and National Metrology Institute of Japan, Japan
Y. Chien, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
L. Ren, National Institute of Metrology, China

D-88 Monitoring of FeS2 Reactions using High Temperature XRD Coupled with Gas Chromatography (GC)
K.M. Stirrup*, M.A. Rodriguez, J.J.M. Griego, E.N. Coker, T.M. Anderson, Sandia National Laboratory, USA


D-89 Manufacturing Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb Pre-forms with Electron Beam Melting: A Comprehensive Study
E. Cakmak*, P. Nandwana, D. Shin, Y. Yamamoto, M.N. Gussev, T.R. Watkins, J.A. Haynes, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

XRF Poster Session – Tuesday Evening

Westminster Foyer (outside exhibit hall/Westminster Ballroom)
The Tuesday evening XRF poster session will be held 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Westminster foyer, in conjunction with a wine and cheese reception. Three “Best Poster” awards will be given at the end of the session, including “Best Student Poster”.
Chair: M. Schmeling, Loyola University Chicago, USA,
*Signifies presenting author, when noted

F-5 The Development of Grazing Incidence XAFS and TXRF Method at SSRF XAFS Beamline
Y. Huang, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

F-6 Potential Environmental Applications by Medium Energy Micro-probe Beamline Proposed in SSRF Phase-II Project
L. Li, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

F-11 A Novel Approach to the Analysis of Glass Components used in Portable Electronic Devices by Micro-XRF
J. Vargeson*, K. Eckart, A. Nached, Corning Incorporated, USA

F-16 Polychromatic Simultaneous WDXRF for Valence Evaluation of Cathode Active Materials in Lithium-ion Batteries
T. Yoneda*, T. Izumi, S. Tokuda, S. Adachi, K. Sato, Shimadzu Corporation, Japan
M. Kobayashi, T. Mukai, H. Tanaka, M. Yanagida, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan


F-19 New and Current USGS Shale Reference Materials for Shale Analysis by Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence
A.R. Orkild-Norton*, S. Wilson, USGS, USA

F-20 Trace Element Analysis of Waste Water and Eluate Samples by Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
A. Ohbuchi*, Applied Rigaku Technologies, USA; Rigaku Corporation, Japan and Meiji University, Japan
W. Matsuda, H. Takahara, S. Ikeda, Rigaku Corporation, Japan
K. Fujii, Y. Koike, Meiji University, Japan

F-23 Novel X-ray Detector Window for Microanalysis Applications
J. Abbott, J. Sommer, J. Wong, Moxtek, Inc., USA

S-13 X-ray Tomography Using Thin Scintillator Films
K.E. Kuper, Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russia

F-29 Silicon Drift Detectors with Improved High Throughput Performance
M. Zhang*, S. Barkan, J. Wang, V.D. Saveliev, L. Feng, B. Goolsby, E.V. Damron, Hitachi High-Technologies Science America, USA

F-33 Optimizing X-ray Small Compact X-ray Sources for Handheld XRF
S. Cornaby, K. Kozaczek, S. Kamtekar, Moxtek Inc., USA

F-34 Verification of Wire-Grid Polarizer Coatings Using XRF
R. Creighton, S. Cornaby, J. Pierce, J. Van Wagoner, S. Kamtekar, J. Rice, B. Naseath, B. Olson, B. Zundel, F. Lane, L. Mounteer, D. Bunting, J. Despain, D. Hammond, Moxtek Inc., USA

F-37 Optimization of Background Fitting Using Multi-Elemental Reference Materials for XRF Analysis of Air Samples
S. Yatkin*, K. Trzepla, W. White, N. Hyslop, University of California, Davis, USA
A. Jonkers, Malvern Panalytical, The Netherlands

F-38 Determination of EDXRF Detection Limits of Air Samples with Custom Low-Loaded Multi-Elemental Reference Materials
K. Trzepla*, S. Yatkin, W. White, N. Hyslop, University of California, Davis, USA

WITHDRAWN - F-40 QSTR Studies of Four Synthesized Nitrobenzene Derivatives
F. Mansilla-Koblavi, A.J. N’gouan, J.A. Tenon, Université Félix Houphouët Boigny Cocody Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

F-41 Combined XRR-GIXRF Analysis at SOLEIL
Y. Ménesguen, M.C. Lépy, CEA\LNHB, France
W.W. Batista-Pessoa, S. Torrengo, E. Nolot, CEA\LETI, France

F-43 Determinations of the K and L3 Fluorescence Yields of Gallium in GaSe with Low Uncertainties
R. Unterumsberger, P. Hönicke, M. Wansleben, M. Müller, B. Beckhoff, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany

F-47 Polycapillary X-ray Optics with Optimized High Energy Performance for µXRF Analysis
J. Sachs*, N. Gao, XOS, USA
J. Choi, R. Magyar, Bowman XRF, USA

F-49 Measure Low Concentrations of Sulfur and Chlorine by MWDXRF
X. Zhang, F. Wei, Z.W. Chen, X-ray Optical Systems, USA

F-62 Characterization of Trace Impurities in 3D Printed Recycled ABS Materials
Y. Schneider, G. Strossman, EAG Laboratories, USA
O. Keles, A. Cress, San Jose State University, San Jose, USA

F-64 Correlation Between XRD Phase Analysis of EAF Slag and Heavy Elements Releasing in Water
A. Riboldi, L. Borgese*, L.E. Depero, INSTM and University of Brescia, Italy

Post Deadline:

F-67 The Submicro-X-ray Fluorescence Setup on the B16 Beamline at Diamond Light Source
M. Rauwolf, A. Turyanskaya*, D. Ingerle, C. Streli, Atominstitut, TU Wien, Austria
N. Szoboszlai, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary
I. Pape, A.W. Malandain, O.J.L. Fox, K.J.S. Sawhney, Diamond Light Source Ltd, UK
L. Hahn, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

F-71 Detection of Gadolinium Accumulation in Bone by XRF
A. Turyanskaya, M. Rauwolf, V. Pichler, P. Wobrauschek, C. Streli*, TU Wien, Atominstitut, Austria
T. Grünewald, M. Burghammer, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France
O.J.L. Fox, I. Pape, K.J.S. Sawhney, Diamond Light Source Ltd, UK
J.G. Hofstaetter, Orthopaedic Hospital Vienna-Speising, Austria
A. Roschger, P. Roschger, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Osteology at the Hanusch Hospital of WGKK and AUVA Trauma Centre Meidling, Austria

F-72 Dual Energy Band Excitation for High Z and Low Z Elements by one Multilayer as Spectral Modifier
J. Prost*, P. Wobrauschek, C. Streli, Atominstitut, TU Wien, Austria

F-73 Total-Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Analysis (TXRF) of Airborne Particulate Matter at Atominstitut – Overview of Recent Activities
J. Prost*, P. Kregsamer, P. Wobrauschek, C. Streli, Atominstitut, TU Wien, Austria

F-74  Spatially Resolved In Situ Measurements of the Ion Distribution Near the Surface of Electrode with Confocal Micro X-ray Fluorescence
X. Zhang*, X. Sun, Y. Wang, T. Sun, Beijing Normal University, China and Beijing Radiation Center, China

F-76 Variation in the Precipitation of Metal Ions in Standard Water with Different Analytical Conditions
S. Verma*, B.P. Mohanty, A. Kumar, Panjab University, India

F-77 Evaluation Summary of Malvern Panalytical Epsilon EDXRF with Fingerprint Application for Screening Various Sheet Glass Compositions            
E. Fanning*
, A. Nached, Corning Research and Development, USA

F-78 How does homogeneity affect micro-XRF on certified reference materials?
F. Reinhardt*, R. Tagle, Bruker Nano GmbH, Germany
S. Nordstad, µ-Standards, Germany

F-79  Green Chemistry with MWDXRF: Np Determination without Chemical Reagents                      
K. McIntosh, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA


F-80 Simultaneous Acquisition of Crystal Fabric Orientation and Chemical Distribution with the Bruker M4 Tornado microXRF
T. Hill*, Bruker AXS, USA
Y. Gao, University of Texas-San Antonio, USA

F-81 Residual Stresses in High Pressure Aluminum Die Casting Dies
T.R. Watkins*, P.J. Maziasz, E. Cakmak, J.B. Cornett, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
J. Saylor, Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc/Bodine Aluminum, Inc., USA

Plenary Session -
Wednesday Morning, 8 August, 9:00 am – 11:30 am (Standley I & II)

Minerals and Gems
Chair: T. Blanton, International Centre for Diffraction Data, USA


Welcoming Remarks and Awards
T. Fawcett, Chairman of the Denver X-ray Conference, Emeritus ICDD, USA

2018 Birks Award presented to Christina Streli, TU Wien, Atominstitut, Austria.
Presented by M.A. Zaitz, IBM, USA, Chairman of the Birks Award Selection Committee.

2018 Jerome B. Cohen Student Award winner to be announced by Chairman of the Cohen Award Selection Committee, I.C. Noyan, Columbia University, USA

2018 Robert L. Snyder Student Awards to be announced by T. Blanton, Executive Director, ICDD, USA

Remarks by the Plenary Session Chair, T. Blanton.

Invited talks:  
9:30 P-1 Using X-ray Diffraction to Elucidate Source Materials and Firing Conditions of Pompeian Ceramics
D. Bish*, Indiana University, USA
M. Mercurio, C. Grifa, C. Germinario, A. Langella, Univ. degli Studi del Sannio, Italy
A. De Bonis, V. Morra, P. Cappelletti, Univ. degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
10:15 Break  
10:45 P-2 Collaborative Mineralogical Research in Museums
A.J. Celestian, Natural History Museum of LA, USA
WITHDRAWN   New XRD Data Based Approaches to Soil Mineralogy
S. Hillier, The James Hutton Institute, UK, and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Oral Sessions - Wednesday afternoon, 8 August

*Signifies presenting author, when noted

New Developments in XRD & XRF Instrumentation I (Standley I)
Chairs: T. Fawcett, Emeritus, ICDD, USA,
A. Drews, Ford Motor Company, USA,
1:45  S-10 KETEK’s New SDD Generation
M. Fraczek*, F. Dams, R. Fojt, L. Höllt, M. Hofmann, J. Knobloch, N. Miyakawa, A. Pahlke, J. Rumpff, O. Scheid, KETEK GmbH, Germany
2:00   S-5  Laboratory Source Developments for High Resolution X-ray Microscopy for Higher Throughput, Higher Data Quality and Energy Tunability
M. Feser, R. Ruth, R. Loewen, J. Kasahara, M. Gifford, Lyncean Technologies, Inc., USA
2:15  S-14 Improved XRF Detector System for High Resolution Spectroscopy in Ambient Air Conditions
H. Schmidt, H. Soltau, A. Niculae, A. Liebel, R. Lackner, D. Steigenhöfer, M. Kopetzky, B. Talbi, PNDetector GmbH, Germany
2:30 S-26 Claisse® LeDoser-12™ Instrument: How to Save 90% of the Weighing Time in Sample Preparation by Fusion
C. Audet, Claisse, a Malvern Panalytical brand, Canada
2:45 S-40 True Submicron Resolution X-ray Microscopy of Soft Materials
A. Takase, T.F. McNulty*, Rigaku Americas Corporation, USA
3:00 Break  
3:30  S-9  DDM, the new RIR?
T. Degen*, E. Bron, M. Sadki, Malvern Panalytical, The Netherlands
3:45  S-11 X-ray Nano Computed Tomography Systems and Applications in the Laboratory
D. Murer*, T. Donath, DECTRIS Ltd., Switzerland
E. Espes, T. Tuohimaa, Excillum, Sweden
Ch. Fella, S. Zabler, Fraunhofer IIS, Germany
S. Ferstl, Technical University Munich, Germany 
4:00  S-15 A New Laboratory Diffractometer for Fast PDF Data Collection
T. Hartmann, Stoe & Cie GmbH, Germany
4:15   S-29 EIGER2 R 500K for the D8 Family
J. Giencke*, B. Jones, N. Henderson, S. Rodesney, Bruker AXS, USA
4:30  S-41 Product Developments for ICDD® 2019 Powder Diffraction File™ Software
J. Blanton*, R. Vithayathil, C. Karumuhinzi, T. Blanton, S. Kabekkodu, S. Gates-Rector, R. Papoular, International Centre for Diffraction Data, USA

Microcalorimeter Detectors & Applications (Standley II)
Chair: J. Ullom, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA,
1:00    Invited - Resonant X-ray Scattering From Stripe Order in La2-xBaxCuO4 Using a TES Detector
P. Abbamonte, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
1:30   S-7  Invited - Full Chemical Composition Characterization: The Promise of Microcalorimeter Detectors for X-ray Spectroscopy
G.J. Havrilla*, K. McIntosh, M. Croce, M. Rabin, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
F. Vila, University of Washington, USA
M. Carpenter, R. Cantor, Star Cryoelectronics, USA
2:00  S-8 A General System for Processing X-ray Microcalorimetry Pulses into Spectra
T. Jach, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA
S. Thurgate, Murdoch University, Perth WA, Australia
2:20   S-32 Table-top Ultrafast X-ray Spectroscopies using a Laser Plasma X-ray Source and Microcalorimeter Sensors
L. Miaja-Avila, G. O’Neil, Y. Il-Joe, D. Swetz, R. Jimenez, J. Ullom, NIST, USA
2:40 S-33 Realizing the Potential of TES Microcalorimeters for X-ray and Gamma Ray Science at Light Sources
K. Morgan, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
3:00 Break  
3:30   Microwave SQUID Multiplexers for Microcalorimeter Sensors
J. Mates, University of Colorado, USA

WITHDRAWN - Invited - Ultrasensitive Probing of Local Electronic Structure in the Soft X-ray Regime
D. Nordlund, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

4:00  S-34  Thermal Kinetic Inductance Detectors: Highly Multiplexible Micro-Calorimetric Detectors Not Only for X-ray Imaging Spectroscopy
G. Ulbricht *, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Ireland
B.A. Mazin, M. Daal, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
4:20  S-35  A Large-scale Demonstration of TES Microcalorimeters: The SLEDGEHAMMER Gamma-ray Spectrometer
D.T. Becker* , J.A.B. Mates, J. D. Gard, A. Wessels, J.N. Ullom, University of Colorado, USA
D.A. Bennett, J.W. Fowler, G.C. Hilton, C.D. Reintsema, D.R. Schmidt, P. Szypryt, L.R. Vale, J.N. Ullom, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
M. Croce, A.S. Hoover, K.E. Koehler, M.W. Rabin, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
4:40  S-37 A Cryogen-Free Microcalorimeter Spectrometer for Ultrahigh-Resolution X-ray Microanalysis
R. Cantor, STAR Cryoelectronics LLC, USA
H. Naito, HKN Inc., USA


Non-Ambient (Cotton Creek)
Chair: S.T. Misture, NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University, USA,
1:50 D-54 Invited - Challenges and Rewards Using High-Temperature Diffraction
E.A. Payzant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
2:20 S-24  Oxygen Storage Properties and Structural Evolution of AFe2O4 (A= Lu, Y, Yb, In) Under Chemical Looping Conditions
R. Jayathilake*, B. Levitas, E. Rodriguez, University of Maryland, USA
2:40 D-57 Influence of Processing Conditions on Dehydration Kinetics - Use of Non-ambient XRD to Monitor
in situ Phase Transformations

S. Thakral, University of Minnesota, USA
J. Garcia-Barriocanal, University of Minnesota, USA
3:00  Break  
3:30 D-5 Invited - In situ Neutron Diffraction Studies: Crystal Growth and Ion Exchange
H. zur Loye*, D. Abeysinghe, University of South Carolina, USA
A. Huq, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
4:00  D-13 Temperature-dependent X-ray Diffraction of Single-crystal, Epitaxial Films
A.M. Kiefer*, C.J. Reyner, B.B. Claflin, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
S.A. Chastang, G.J. Grzybowski, KBRwyle, USA
4:20   D-17 In-situ, Non-ambient Method Development for the Solid State Form Identification of Drug Substance in Drug Product
D. Lievano, GSK, USA
4:40  D-63 In-situ XRD and SEM Study of Ni Colloid Formation from Ni Spinel Oxides
A.C. Ladonis*, B.E. Hill, M. Hall, R. Koch, S.T. Misture, Alfred University, USA


Industrial Applications of XRF (Meadowbrook)
Chair: D. Broton, Construction Technology Labs, USA,
1:40  F-25  The Silver Cube Analyser - A High Accuracy On-line Elemental Analyser
J. O'Dwyer*, G. Roach, Y. Van Haarlem, J. Masters, CSIRO, Australia
J. Tickner, CSIRO, Crysos Corp., Australia
2:00  F-56 Low Cost Online Real Time Metal Analysis during Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
M. Garcia, N. Kumar, UHV Technologies, Inc., USA
2:20 F-54 Does Size Matter? Can Portable XRF be used for Process Control?
M. Loubser, GeoMag GeoChem, South Africa
2:40 F-42 Using XRF to Analyse Impure Gold and Silver (doré)
M. Hinds, Royal Canadian Mint, Canada
3:00   Break  
3:30 F-18 Total Quantification of Mg Alloys by X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
W. Matsuda*, A. Morikawa, T. Moriyama, Rigaku Corporation, Japan
A. Ohbuchi, Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc., USA
T. Nakamura, Meiji University, Japan
3:50  F-22 Optimizing the Mineralogy of a Petroleum Reservoir by Combining Mineral and Elemental Measurements
M. Ammar*, Y. Rocher, E. Colombel, J. Breviere, Schlumberger Geoservices, France
4:10 F-53 Comparative Study of Chlorine Content Determination in Printed Circuit Boards using a Benchtop XRF and a Handheld XRF
F. Bogani*, A.R. Wilson, E.C. Gates, Intel Corporation, USA
4:30 F-35 X-ray Fluorescence and Raman Spectroscopy Data Fusion for Analysis of Duct Tapes: Intra Roll and Inter Product Correlations
S. Mamedov, HORIBA Scientific, USA


Oral Sessions - Thursday morning, 9 August

*Signifies presenting author, when noted

New Developments in XRD/XRF Instrumentation II (Standley I)
Chairs: T. Fawcett, Emeritus, ICDD, USA,
A. Drews, Ford Motor Company, USA,
9:00 S-30 X-ray Diffraction Beamlines in the Brockhouse Sector at the Canadian Light Source
B. Moreno*, N. Appathurai, A. Leontowich, A. Gomez, D. Muir, G. King, B. Yates, Canadian Light Source, Canada
B. Meyer, Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, Brazil
A. Gomez, S. Kycia, University of Guelph, Canada
9:15 S-27 Development of a Miniature X-ray Emission Spectrometer (miniXES) for Simultaneous Multi-Color Emission Studies of the Non-Resonant X-ray Emission Spectroscopy (XES) , and Sequential Resonant XES for Multiple Edges/Elements
C. Sun*, S. Heald, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
R. Gordon, Simon Fraser Universit, Canada
9:30  S-36 AreX Light: A Benchtop Solution to Retained Austenite Determination
G. Siviero*, L. Seralessandri, G.N.R.S.R.L., Italy
9:45 S-21 The Second Generation of the PROTO AXRD Benchtop Diffraction System
N. Vukotic*, S. Veinberg, PROTO, Canada
10:00 Break   
10:30 S-25 Development of a Large-Format Mapping XRF System
A. Drews*, A. Sharafi, W. Paxton, M. Jagner, Ford Motor Company, USA
10:45 S-12 Advanced Pulse Processing Techniques for Energy Dispersive X-ray Photon Science
P. Scoullar, Southern Innovation, Australia
11:00 S-16 Improving Detectors for X-ray Spectroscopy
R. Redus*, A. Huber, R. Dubay, Amptek, Inc., USA
11:15 S-18 Moxtek’s Developments in Compact X-ray Sources
S. Cornaby*, T. Parker, R. Steck, B. Harris, K. Kozaczek, C. Smith, E. Miller, S. Kamtekar, Moxtek Inc., USA

Rietveld (Standley II)
Chair: J. Kaduk, Poly Crystallography, Inc. and Illinois Institute of Technology, USA,
9:00 D-55 Invited - Rebuilding POWGEN: World’s Only Third Generation TOF Powder Diffractometer
A. Huq, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
9:30 D-47 Quantification of Correlated Disorder in Alloy Systems Through Complex PDF Modelling
R. Koch*, S.T. Misture, Alfred University, USA
S. Pandey, S.R. Phillpot, University of Florida, USA
G. Li, H. Wang
, University of South Carolina, USA
9:50  D-56 Chemical Short-Range Order in Hollandite Type Phases for Nuclear Waste Form Applications
R. Koch, S.T. Misture, Alfred University, USA
J. Amoroso, Savannah River National Laboratory, USA
K. Brinkman, Clemson University, USA
10:10  Break  
10:40  D-36 Structural and Texture Refinement of XRD Data of Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalysts: A Prerequisite Results Requirement to Predict the Steaming Effect on Catalytic Performance
H. Sitepu*, S. Al-Bogami, R.A. Al-Ghamdi, N.M. Al-Yami, Research & Development Center, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
11:00 D-61 Comparison of Rietveld-Compatible Structureless Fitting Analysis Methods for Accurate Quantification of Carbon Dioxide Fixation in Ultramafic Mine Tailings
C.C. Turvey*, S.A. Wilson, J.L. Hamilton, Monash University, Australia
S.A. Wilson, University of Alberta, Canada
J.L. Hamilton, J. McCutcheon, G. Southam, The University of Queensland, Australia
J. McCutcheon, The University of Leeds, United Kingdom
G.M. Dipple, The University of British Columbia, Canada
WITHDRAWN Qualitative and Quantitative Monitoring of Early Age Hydration of Volcanic Ash Blended Cement Using XRF and XRD
A. Joseph*, S. Al-Bahar, J. Chakkamalayath, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
11:20 D-26 Quantitative Phase Analysis of Samples Containing Low Crystallinity Components by Using the Direct Derivation Method
H. Toraya, Rigaku Corporation, Japan


Trace Analysis Including TXRF (Cotton Creek)
Chair: L. Borgese, University of Brescia, Italy,
9:00  F-30  Invited - Trace Elements Analyses with Synchrotron Radiation Induced X-ray Fluorescence
D. Eichert, Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy
9:30  F-57 Invited - Determination of Gas-Phase Mercury Using TXRF
U.E.A. Fittschen*, TU Clausthal, Germany
S. Boettger, TU Clausthal and Europa Univerität Flensburg, Germany
10:00 F-36 TXRF- A Critical Tool to Cleaning Success of NASA Genesis Solar Wind Samples
M. Schmeling*, Loyola University Chicago, USA
J.H. Allton, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA
A.J.G. Jurewicz, Arizona State University, USA
D.S. Burnett, California Institute of Technology, USA
10:20 Break  
10:50 F-12 New Sample Preparation for TXRF Analysis Using Resist Pattern Layer
K. Tsuji*, T. Furusato, N. Yomogita, Osaka City University, Japan
11:10 F-28 X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Beamline at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste: Perspectives for Trace Element Analysis in Material Science and Environmental Applications
M. Czyzycki*, I. Bozicevic-Mihalic, G. Aquilanti, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste, Italy
A.G. Karydas, J.J. Leani, A. Migliori, J. Osan, M. Bogovac, P.M. Wrobel, M. Sibilia, I. Darby, R.B. Kaiser, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria
M. Kokkoris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


Oral Sessions, Thursday afternoon, 9 August

*Signifies presenting author, when noted

Cultural Heritage (Standley I)
Chairs: R. Van Grieken, University of Antwerp, Belgium,
M. Schmeling, Loyola University Chicago, USA,
2:00  F-51 Invited - Scanning X-ray Powder Diffraction Mapping of Painted Works of Art using Cu and Ag Lab Sources: Advantages and Limitations
F. Vanmeert, S. De Meyer, G. Van der Snickt, K. Janssens*, University of Antwerp, Belgium
2:30 F-69 Invited – Analysis of Heterogeneous Samples and Simple Stratigraphies using X-ray Fluorescence
S. Pessanha*, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
J.M. Sampaio, Laboratory for Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics, Portugal

F-58 WITHDRAWN - Invited - Travelling through Space and Time: A Novel MA-XRF Imaging Method for Separating Sources of Chemical Information in Large Works of Art
G. Pastorelli*, E. Pouyet, M. Walton, Northwestern University/Art Institute of Chicago, USA
N. Rohani, O. Cossairt, A. Katsaggelos, Northwestern University, USA
K. Smith, K. Eremin, Harvard Art Museums/Straus Center for Conservation, USA
3:00   Break  
3:30 F-21 A New Tool for Cultural Heritage: High Speed, Simultaneous XRD-XRF Mapping with the Color X-ray Camera
J. Davis*, J. Schmidt, M. Huth, H. Soltau, PNDetector, GmbH, Germany
R. Hartmann, L. Strüder, PNSensor, GmbH, Germany
3:50 D-22 Difractometric Analysis as a Toll for an Early-Byzantine Stone Tesserae Origin, on the Example of a Mosaic from the Basilica in Chhim (Lebanon)
A. Tomkowska*, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland
M. Ruszkowski, University of Warsaw, Poland


General XRD (Standley II)
Chair: C. Murray, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA,
2:00  D-20 Invited - Implementation of the Self-consistent Kröner-Eshel by Model for the Calculation of X-ray Elastic Constants for any Crystal Symmetry
A. Vermeulen*, N. Norberg, Malvern Panalytical, Netherlands
C. Kube, Bennett Aerospace, USA
2:30 D-4 The Kepler Tiling as the Oldest Complex Surface Structure in History: X-ray Analysis of a Two-Dimensional Oxide Quasicrystal Approximant
H.L. Meyerheim*, S. Roy, K. Mohseni, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Mikrostrukturphysik, Germany
S. Förster, F. Schumann, M. Trautmann, E.M. Zollner, W. Widdra, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
2:50 D-37 Crystal Structure, Texture and Phase Composition of Metal Orthovanadates and Nickel Vanadates Investigated by XRD and the Rietveld Method
H. Sitepu*, A. Akah, T. Inan, R.A. Al-Ghamdi, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
3:10  Break   
3:30 D-62 Machine Learning Tools for Diffraction Data Analysis
M. Ragni, P. Bosetti, M. Leoni*, University of Trento, Italy
WITHDRAWN D-19 Synthesis and Characterisation of High Entropy Alloys
J. Menghani*, S. Patel, S.V. National Institute of Technology, India
3:50 D-7 Healing X-ray Scattering Images
J. Liu*, J. Lhermitte, Y. Tian, Z. Zhang, K. Yager, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
D. Yu, Brookhaven National Laboratory and New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
4:10 D-41 Alternative Concepts for Beam Monochromatization
D. Beckers*, M. Gateshki, D. J. Götz, Malvern Panalytical, The Netherlands

Advanced Fundamental Parameters (Cotton Creek)
Chair: J. Ullom, National Institute of Standards & Technology, USA,
2:00 F-32 Invited - Advances in SI-Traceable Wavelength Metrology
C.I. Szabo*, Theiss Research and NIST, USA
L.T. Hudson, M.H. Mendenhall, A. Henins, J.P. Cline, NIST, USA
2:30 F-50 Invited - The Use of Fundamental Parameters in XRF – An Industry Perspective
B. Vrebos*, P. Brouwer, Malvern Panalytical, The Netherlands
3:00 Break  
3:30 F-39 New Measurements of X-ray Mass Attenuation Coefficients
Y. Ménesguen, M.-C. Lépy*, CEA, France
B. Beckhoff, PTB, Germany
3:50 F-45 Atomic Fundamental Parameter Determinations at PTB using Well-Known Synchrotron Radiation and Calibrated Instrumentation
B. Beckhoff*, P. Hönicke, I. Holfelder, Y. Kayser, M. Kolbe, J. Lubeck, M. Müller, B. Pollakowski-Herrmann, R. Unterumsberger, J. Weser, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany
4:10 F-52 Superconducting Microcalorimeters for X-ray Spectroscopy
J. Fowler, NIST Boulder Labs, USA
4:30 F-65 High-Precision Reference-Free Measurements of Soft X-ray Transitions with a Double Crystal Spectrometer
J. Machado*, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and Sorbonne Université, France
J.P. Santos, P. Amaro, M. Guerra, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
J.M. Isac, P. Indelicato, Sorbonne Université, France
C.I. Szabo, Theiss Research and NIST, USA
A. Gumberidze, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Germany
G. Bian, Sorbonne Université, France and Sichuan University, China


General XRF (Meadowbrook)
Chairs: U.E.A. Fittschen, TU-Clausthal, Germany,
2:00  F-9  Invited - XRF: Capabilities for Analytical Problem Solving
G. Havrilla, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
2:30 F-13 Invited - Applications of XRF and XRD for the Characterization of Coal Fly Ash for Use in Construction Products
A. Joshi*, E.I. Diaz-Loya, C. Sieg, R. Minkara, Boral Resources, USA
3:00 Break  
3:30 F-55 Fast X-ray Sorting for Recycling Light Metals: A Low Cost High Throughput In-Line X-ray Fluorescence Scrap Metal Sorter
M. Garcia*, N. Kumar, UHV Technologies, Inc., USA
3:50 F-17 Inclusion of the Radiative Auger Effect X-ray Emission Spectra in Fitting K-spectra of Elements in the Range Z = 26-35
B. Ganly*, S. Peacock, Y. Van Haarlem, CSIRO, Australia
S. Hughes, University of Wollongong, Australia
4:10 F-14 Solid Analysis Techniques to Monitor Metals in Plastic Packaging for Pharmaceuticals
S. Wood*, L. Breckenridge, N. Lewen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA
4:30 F-59 Using Wavelength-Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (WD-XRF) as a Walkup, High-throughput Alternative to Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) for R&D Pharmaceutical Elemental Impurity Applications
T.M. Brucker*, E.J. Borsje, H.T. Rasmussen, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA
4:50 F-70 Elemental Analysis of Inorganic Fertilizers using Portable X-ray Fluorescence (pXRF)
G. Acquah*, S. Haefele, S. McGrath, C. Thomas, J. Hernandez, S. Durham, Rothamsted Research, UK
E. Towett, K. Shepherd, World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya

Oral Sessions, Friday morning, 10 August

*Signifies presenting author, when noted

Imaging (Meadowbrook)
Chairs: K. Tsuji, Osaka City University, Japan,
F. Meirer, Utrecht University, The Netherlands,
8:30 S-6  Invited - Novel Reflective Optics and Systems for Hard X-ray Microscopy
K. Yamauchi, Osaka University, Japan
9:00 S-17 Liquid-Metal-Jet and High-Resolution X-ray Source Technology for Imaging
J. Hallstedt, O. Hemberg, G. Johansson, B. Hansson, Excillum AB, Sweden
A. Adibhatla, Excillum, Inc., USA
9:20 S-19 120 kV & 5 Watt Compact X-ray Source
E. Miller, S. Cornaby, G. Smith, R. Steck, B. Harris, K. Kozaczek, S. Kamtekar, Moxtek, Inc., USA
9:40 Break  
10:00 S-38 Invited - X-ray Microfluorescence Imaging of Samples from Deep Earth to Interstellar Space
L. Vincze, Ghent University, Belgium
10:30  S-20 Invited - Spectro-microscopy and Nano-tomography with Transmission X-ray Microscopy
J. Nelson Weker, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
WITHDRAWN S-22 3D Imaging of Geological Materials using X-ray Diffraction and Spectroscopy      
M.K.A. Koker*, M. Newville, A. Lanzirotti, GSECARS, University of Chicago, USA

Advanced Methods (Standley I)
Chairs: T.R. Watkins, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA,
M.A. Rodriguez, Sandia National Laboratory, USA,
8:30 D-73 Invited - Residual Stress Measurements in Additively Manufactured Stainless Steel Valve Housing                    B. Clausen*, D.W. Brown, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
J.E. Bishop, K. Johnson, B. Jared, K. Allen, D. Balch, A. Roach, Sandia National Laboratory, USA
9:00  D-39 Invited - Bulk Texture Measurements with the Neutron Time-of-Flight Diffractometer HIPPO
S.C. Vogel, LANL, USA
9:30 D-33 Depth-Resolved Monochromatic Nanobeam X-ray Diffraction for Evaluation of Local Strain in Single Crystalline Samples using Differential Aperture Method
Y. Imai*, K. Sumitani, S. Kimura, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan
K. Shida, S. Takeuchi, A. Sakai, Osaka University, Japan
9:50 D-21 The Gandolfi Stage: A Novel Approach for the Analysis of Single Crystals and Small Volume Samples          
G. Schmidt, Thermo Scientific, USA
10:10 Break  
10:30 S-28 Invited - Use of XRD and PDF Analysis to Define the Roles of Defects in Electrochemical Charge Storage
S. Misture*, R. Koch, P. Metz, M. Flint, P. Gao, Alfred University, USA
11:00 S-31 In Operando Characterization of Li-Ion Battery Materials
S.N. Rodesney*, N. Yang, N. Henderson, J. Giencke, B. Jones, Bruker AXS, Inc., USA
11:20 D-35 Microstructural Properties of Plutonium Oxalates and Oxides as a Function of Processing Conditions               
L. Sweet*, J. Corbey, A. Casella, M. McCoy, K. Pitts, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
M. Leoni, University of Trento, Italy
11:40 D-75 Atomic-level Perspective on the Functionality of Nanoalloy Catalysts Inside Operating Fuel Cells by Combined in Operando High Energy X-ray Spectroscopy and Total Scattering
Y. Maswadeh, Central Michigan University, USA


Industrial Applications of XRD (Standley II)
Chair: I.C. Noyan, Columbia University, USA,
8:30  D-53 Invited - Quantitative XRD & XRF Analyses: Unified and Simplified
F.H. Chung, Sherwin-Williams Research Center, USA
9:00 D-38 Quantitative Phase Analysis of XRD Data of Sludge Deposits from Refineries and Gas Plants by Use of the Rietveld Method
R.A. Al-Ghamdi*, H. Sitepu, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia
9:20  D-28 XRD Analysis of Illite-Smectite Interstratification in Clays from Oil Sands Ores
B. Patarachao*, D.D. Tyo, A. Zborowski, J. Kung, P.H.J. Mercier, National Research Council, Canada, S. Ng, Syncrude, Canada Ltd., Canada
9:40 D-46 Quantification of Cement Phases and Cement Replacement Materials by Rietveld Refinement Starting from Hydrated Cement Phases in Non-Ambient Conditions
S.T. Witzleben*, K. Walbrück, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany
F. Mundo, University of Palermo, Italy
10:00 Break  
10:20  D-65 Invited - Applications of XRD at Ford Motor Company
W.A. Paxton*, M. Jagner, A. Drews, Ford Motor Company, USA
10:50 D-48 Quantitative Analysis of Pt on Industrially-Relevant Catalyst Supports
E.J. Peterson*, A. DeLaRiva, D. Kunwar, G. Canning, C.R. Riley, A.K. Datye, The University of New Mexico, USA
11:10 D-64  Characterization and Phase Identification of Metals, Alloys, and Corrosion Materials using X-ray Diffraction Techniques and the Powder Diffraction File™        
T. Blanton, ICDD, USA
11:30 D-68 Characterization of Pharmaceutical Formulations by X-ray Powder Diffraction
T. Fawcett*, Emeritus, ICDD, USA
S. Gates-Rector, A. Gindhart, T. Blanton, J. Blanton, ICDD, USA

Quantitative Analysis of XRF (Cotton Creek)
Chair: L. Brehm, Dow Chemical Company, USA,
8:30 F-63  Invited - A Versatile Fundamental Parameter Software for Quantification in XRF Considering Various Spectral Modification Modes Including X-ray Optics
P. Wobrauschek*, P. Necker, B. Großmayer, C. Streli, Atominstitut, TU Wien, Austria
9:00  F-60 Invited - Evaluating Perspectives from the Past Missions to Shape Future Investigations using the Mars 2020 Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry
C.M. Heirwegh*, A.C. Allwood, D.T. Flannery, Y. Liu, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA
J.A. Hurowitz, Stony Brook University, USA
B.C. Clark, Space Science Institute, USA
9:30 F-44 Hindsight 2020: The Challenges of X-ray Spectroscopy on Mars
R. Gellert, University of Guelph, Canada
9:50 F-10 Preparation of Liquid Samples using Nanoimprint Film and Quantitative Analysis of Mineral Component by Fundamental Parameter Method
Y. Konyuba*, H. Onodera, JEOL Ltd., Japan
T. Yahagi, Yamagata Research Institute of Technology, Japan
10:10 Break  
10:30  F-27 Invited - Full Spectrum Modeling: Understanding the Matter
T. Wolff*, F. Reinhardt, Bruker Nano, Germany
F. Nitsche, Bruker AXS, Germany
D. Docenko, Free consultant, Israel
11:00 F-24  Coherent Normalization for in vivo Bone Lanthanum XRF Measurements
J. Nguyen, A. Pejovic-Milic, J. Grafe*, Ryerson University, Canada
11:20 F-31 Cross and Internal Comparisons: Integrative and Parametric Approaches to X-ray Fluorescence Data Analysis and Processing
A.M. Crawford*, G.N. George, I.J. Pickering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
A. Deb, J.E. Penner-Hahn, University of Michigan, USA
11:40 F-46 SI Traceable Characterization of Nanomaterials by X-ray Spectrometry
B. Beckhoff*, P. Hönicke, I. Holfelder, Y. Kayser, B. Pollakowski-Herrmann, C. Seim, C. Streeck, R. Unterumsberger, M. Wansleben, J. Weser, C. Zech, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany



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