CIF Summer School 2017

June 1-2, 2017:  Xray Diffraction/Scattering Methods for Materials Analysis

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge on how Xray diffraction or scattering can be used to solve problems in chemical, life or materials sciences? The 4th Annual CIF Summer School is your opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience with different experimental approaches used in Xray diffraction/scattering techniques. The 2-day school addresses academic and industry scientists who focus on molecular structure and materials analysis characterization, but welcomes anyone with a keen interest in Xray diffraction/scattering techniques. A basic understanding of Xray diffraction and scattering is required in order to be able to follow the lectures and data interpretation covered by application scientists from CSU and Bruker. Participants will have the chance to analyze their own samples during the workshop.

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When: June 1-2, 2017
Where: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
Cost: $1000/$500 (CSU)
*Option to select individual days.

Classes will take place on Thursday-Friday from 9am-5pm, with morning lectures and afternoon hands-on instrument learning. Lectures will be taught by CIF, CSU faculty, and Bruker application scientists.

Thursday will end with an evening social at one of the Fort Collins breweries, hosted by one of the sponsoring vendors with several speakers in the field.

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  • Day 1 (June 1): Powder & thin-film Xray diffraction.
  • Day 2 (June 2): Small Angle Xray Scattering (SAXS)

A more detailed schedule will be posted in the coming weeks.


Registration is expected to open March 15th.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:
Erin Stuckert
Phone: 970-491-2670