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The training, awareness and dissemination of modern diffraction methods for materials research to students and a wider community is in strong focus of the ThermoMec.Pro project.

This starts from the basic knowledge of neutron sources, synchrotrons, free-electron lasers, the underpinning interaction of waves with matter, detailed insight into diffraction theories and familiarization in reciprocal space – the diffraction space.

A multitude of PhD students, as well as undergraduates are being supervised with nearby universities, while tutorials  have been lectured repeatedly at international congresses, such as MRS and TMS.

A university lecture is held yearly at the University of Wollongong. We also organize Symposia on Neutron and X-ray Diffraction at the MRS-Fall, PRICM and THERMEC conferences, while a special issue entitled Metals Challenged by Neutron and Synchrotron Radiation of the journal Metals is underway.
 
ThermoMec Fig 1: Ewald construction for a powder diffraction geometry in reciprocal space Q
Figure 1: Ewald construction for a powder diffraction geometry in reciprocal space Q.
 
ThermoMec fig 2: Diffraction pattern evolving on the Cooper Creek
Figure 2: Diffraction pattern evolving on the Cooper Creek, SA. Photo credit:  Klaus-Dieter Liss
  
 
Tutorial lecturers: Klaus-Dieter Liss, Rosaliya Barabash, Paolo Scardi
University Lecturers: Zhixin Chen, Klaus-Dieter Liss