DXC 2008: The World's Leading Forum for X-Ray Materials Analysis

July 15, 2008

A preview of the 57th Annual Denver X-Ray Conference, to be held August 4–8 in Denver, Colorado.

The 57th Annual Denver X-Ray Conference on Applications of X-Ray Analysis (DXC), sponsored by the International Center for Diffraction Data (ICDD), will be held from August 4–8 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

The Denver X-Ray Conference is the world's leading forum for scientists in the field of X-ray materials analysis. The conference features workshops, posters, and a variety of sessions on training, education, and applications for both newcomers in the field and those with many years of experience. In addition to the scientific sessions, leading manufacturers of X-ray equipment will be showcasing their latest devices and answering technical questions in the exhibit hall. DXC 2008 is a joint meeting with The 8th International Conference on Residual Stresses, sponsored by ICRS-8.

Workshops

Workshops begin Monday morning, August 4, and continue through Tuesday afternoon, August 5, on the topics of XRD, XRF, and XRD & XRF combined. These workshops include "Texture Analysis with Area Detectors," "Introduction to Rietveld," "Quantitative Analysis," "Basic XRF," "Non-ambient XRD," "Combined Use of X-rays and Neutrons," "Energy Dispersive XRF," "ICRS-8 Workshop on Stress Analysis," "Cultural Heritage and Conservation," "High-Throughput X-rays," "XRF Specimen Preparation," and "Trace Analysis."

Presentation of Awards

2008 Birks Award presented to Rene Van Grieken University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Presented by Tim Elam, EDAX/University of Washington, Redmond, Washington

2008 Jerome B. Cohen Student Award (winner to be announced at the plenary session)

Presented by Cev Noyan, Columbia University, New York, New York

2008 McMurdie Award presented to Jeffrey Dann Sylvania, Towanda, Pennsylvania

Presented by Thomas Blanton, Eastman Kodak Company Research Labs, Rochester, New York

Poster and Plenary Sessions

Poster sessions will take place on August 4 and August 5 from 6 pm to 8 pm. There will be a plenary session titled "Stress and Society" given at 8:30 am on August 6.

For more information, visit the DXC web site at www.dxcicdd.com. The information contained in the program is current as of the printing date.