Getting Started with Rietveld Refinement: An Introduction Covering Fundamental Concepts, History and the Method

Presentation Goal

  • Introduce comcepts needed to work with Rietveld Refinement, the history behind the technique and provide an overview of how Rietveld works.
  • Format: PDF slides or a RealPlayer video of the slides with accompanying audio

Presentation Outline

  1. Why is crystallography unique?
  2. Crystallographic Literacy
  3. Diffraction from single crystals
  4. Diffraction from powders
  5. Powder Diffraction crystallography before Rietveld
  6. Hugo Rietveld's technique
  7. Rietveld Applications
  8. Requirements & Limitations