The current incarnation of the course is directed towards Single-Crystal Chemical Crystallography and Powder Diffraction techniques, as applicable to small molecule studies. The course is designed to instruct attendees in the theory and practice of these two aspects of crystallography.
The course is held every summer, in even years now at Purdue University, and in odd years at Northwestern University.
Title: Crystallographic Databases
Tutor: Jeff Lengyel, Materials Scientist at CCDC
This lecture will cover the databases available to crystallographers, including the Cambridge Structural Database, the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database and the ICDD Powder database. Helpful techniques for database searching and data mining will be described and demonstrated.