Program/Scientific Program

Instrumentation, Techniques and/or Computation

MS-03 Maximum Entropy in Crystallography
Description Should feature any application of MEM to crystallography & new developments are particularly encouraged.
MS-08 Small Angle Scattering for Magnetism and Magnetic Structures
Description Scope: Small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering have a distinguished track record in the study of magnetism and magnetic structures. This session will focus on recent studies and opportunities for SAS. Topics will include ferrofluids, flux line lattices, superconductivity, skyrmions, application of neutron polarisation (incident and analysis).
MS-19 Computational Methods for Charge Density Studies
Description New computational methods and approaches for charge density studies are especially desired.
MS-27 Advances in Experimental Techniques and Data Analysis for Science at Extreme Conditions at Synchrotron and Neutron Sources
Description Topics: Time-resolved experiments, dynamic compression, novel X-ray spectroscopy methods for high pressure experiments, novel crystallographic methods for structure determination at high pressure, multigrain analysis at high pressure, software for high pressure crystallography, pulse-laser heating in diamond anvil cell, new designs of devices for generation of high pressure, new techniques for in situ high pressure neutron diffraction, recent trends in large volume press instrumentation for synchrotron experiments, ultra-high-pressure experiments.
MS-39 Meso-and Nano-structures Developed via Heterogeneous Interfaces
Description Scope: This ms will cover investigations of meso and nanostructures via heterogeneous interfaces. Topics will focus on large-scale structure investigation of biomineralisation, inorganic templating, framework structures, biomimetic materials and hierarchical materials.
MS-44 New Detectors Enabling New Science
Description The field of detector development is vital to most fields of crystallography and structure determination. The advent of new sources, particularly XFELs, is driving the development of a new generation of detectors. The goal of this MS is presentations of the many significant advances in detector technology since the previous detector MS in Osaka.
MS-52 Remote Controls for Crystallography at Synchrotrons and Neutron Sources
Description The focus is on systems created to handle large numbers of samples from e.g. a mail-in programs, automated sampling systems, and high throughput crystallography systems. The session should also include remote “lab-to-lab” operation of instrumentation for data collection. Talks should focus on advances in technology for allowing remote data collection but should include practical information for users on the features of these remote systems and how they can use them.
MS-56 Grazing Incidence Surface Techniques
Description Scope: This session will focus on techniques and studies enabling large-scale structural determination at surfaces and interfaces. It is anticipated that ms topics will include advances using grazing incidence small-angle neutron and X-ray scattering, as well as X-ray and neutron reflectivity, reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and complementary methods.
MS-71 Simultaneous Methods with SAS (i.e. simultaneous in situ small-angle scattering and other measurements)
Description Scope: There are significant advantages in conducting complementary measurements simultaneously with small-angle scattering. The ms will focus on instrumentation for, or utilisation of, techniques used at the same time with small-angle scattering. Examples include, but not limited to, differential scanning calorimetry, viscometry, tensile studies and spectroscopic methods. Submissions concerning the development of novel sample environments or techniques enabling simultaneous SAS are also welcome.
MS-73 Cross-disciplinary Investigations of Structural and Magnetic Properties of Materials by Solid State NMR and Diffraction Techniques
Description The MS is aimed to compare the information provided on the electronic structure of materials by different techniques such as solid state NMR, Xray, gamma, electron or neutron diffraction.
MS-79 In Operando and Structure Evolution - From Atomic to Micron
Description This session will be dedicated to structural evolution and in operando studies from the atomic scale to the micron scale. Examples may include polymer phase separation, nucleation and growth, thermal shock, battery discharge. Pushing the boundaries of time resolution as well as studies utilising multiple techniques or studying multiple lengthscales (e.g. SAXS/WAXS) are particularly welcome.
MS-81 Pushing the Boundaries of Aperiodic Magnetic & Crystal Structure Solution
Description State-of-the-art methods for magnetic and structural solution, applicable to aperiodic crystals. Novell phase retrieval algorithms, charge flipping, set projection, maximumm entropy, etc. Different approaches for the description and characterization of magnetic and other nontrivial order in aperiodic crystals.
MS-87 Industrial and Technological Applications of Small-Angle Scattering
Description Scope: SAS methods are widely used across a range of disciplines. This session is designed to focus on where SAS has been applied to characterise and/or develop systems of significant industrial or technological importance. It is anticipated that submissions could include topics as broad as food, the environment, catalysis, functional polymers, medicine and healthcare.
MS-89 High Resolution Charge Density using SR
Description Comparison of high resolution charge density determinations using conventional Xray and different SR sources.
MS-96 New Computational Approaches to Structure Solution and Refinement
Description New computational methods and approaches are especially desired here for all structural fields of crystallography.
MS-108 Applications of Anomalous Small-angle X-ray Scattering to Soft Materials and Bimolecular Systems
Description Scope: Anomalous SAXS can provide unique information in the study soft matter systems. This session will focus on scientific activities and instrument developments in the study of broad classes of materials including amorphous materials, interfaces, charge distribution around macroions, porosity, nanoparticles and nanocomposites using ASAXS.
MS-112 New Approaches to Crystal Structure Prediction
Description Methods and techniques that can be applied to either “organic” and/or “inorganic” structures are of interest here. Compare & contrast methods, predictions of stable compounds under ambient and non-ambient conditions, co-crystal stability, polymorph prediction and drug design, and related problems.