This workshop is primarily geared towards crystallographers with little or no experience in high-pressure crystallography and who are interested in learning how to get started. Presentations are intended to be practical and educational and will include reviews of Diamond Anvil Cells (DACs) and accessories from two DAC manufacturers, sample preparation under pressure in DACs, sample mounting/centering on a Rigaku diffractometer and data collection, and data processing and correction.

The workshop will be held on July 21–22, 2021 at 8:00 AM CDT (Use this Time Zone converter to determine your local time.)


Host: Dr. Joe Ferrara

8:00–8:30   Dr. Fraser White
Application Scientist, Rigaku
Introduction to High-Pressure Crystallography
8:30–9:15   Dr. Stanislav Sinogeikin
Owner & Manager, DAC Tools
Product Presentation
9:15–10:00   Dr. James Walsh
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Sample Preparation under Pressure in a DAC
10:00–10:15   Break / Q&A for presenters
10:15–11:00   Dr. Pierre Le Maguerès
Director of Scientific Support, Rigaku
Mounting DAC Cells, Centering Crystals, Screening and Data Collection on a XtaLAB Synergy-S

Host: Dr. Fraser White

8:00–8:45   Dr. Christophe Thessieu
Co-founder, Almax-EasyLab
Product Presentation
8:45–9:15   Prof. Ross J. Angel
Institute of Geoscienzes and Georesources,   
National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Principles of High-Pressure Data Reduction
9:15—9:45   Dr. Jakub Wojciechowski
Application Scientist, Rigaku
Processing of High-Pressure Data in CrysAlisPro
10:00–10:15   Break / Q&A for presenters
10:15–11:00   Prof. Dr. Sci. Elena Boldyreva
Professor at Novosibirsk State University and leading researcher at the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis Russian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Sci. Boris Zakharov
associate professor at Novosibirsk State University and senior researcher of the Boreskov Institute at the Catalysis Russian Academy of Sciences
Application of high-pressure data for studying molecular crystals: Gemini R Ultra and its comparison with Synergy S and synchrotron data


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