Robert F. Stewart School on Electron Density and Related Properties

Where: Faculté des Sciences, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France

When: 23-26 August, 2016

Accommodation: at the Université de Lorraine guest house

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Focus: High resolution X-ray diffraction and polarized neutron diffraction are the most relevant methods for respectively modeling charge density and magnetic moment (spin) distributions. Combining both experimental methods in a joint refinement leads to a precise spin resolved electron distributions in magnetic materials.

The aim of this School is to teach all participants the basic knowledge about paired and unpaired electron density distributions using neutron and X-ray diffraction methods and to practice existing refinement software. This school is dedicated to electron density and its analysis with the emphasis on the combination of complementary experimental methods to enrich the electron density models leading to more complete description of the electronic behavior of crystalline solids. The school will end with a round table about application of topological analysis and electrostatic properties of a charge distribution in chemistry, biochemistry and physics. Also we will discuss the role of the spin density in material science and how to combine experimental and theoretical methods for a better electron density modeling.

Target Audience: The audience will be typically early career scientists e.g. assistant professors, post-doctoral research fellows, and graduate students of crystallography, medicinal chemistry, solid state and materials science, biochemistry, theoretical, quantum and computational chemistry.

The number of participants is limited to 50.

Piero Macchi, University of Bern, Switzerland, piero.macchi[at]
Mohamed Souhassou, Université de Lorraine, France, mohamed.souhassou[at]