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X-Rays in Materials 2012

Foreword | Aims | Topics | International Advisory Committee | Local Organizing Committee | Technical and Scientific Assistant | Sponsors


The department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University Cheikh Anta Diop, in collaboration with the University of Trento, Italy, following the success of the second African School and Workshop on X-rays in Materials, held in Dakar, in January 2009, organizes the third edition of such school-workshop.


  • promoting the scientific cooperation between African researchers in the material science area
  • introducing the principal techniques of structural investigation of materials using X-rays, with particular attention to X-ray diffraction from powders and X-ray scattering from non-crystalline materials
  • training young researchers by means of practical exercises of x-ray powder diffraction measurements and data analysis on computer
  • presenting the actual research advances on material characterisation using advanced X-ray techniques.


  • Basic crystallography
  • Interaction of X-rays with matter
  • X-ray sources and instrumentation
  • X-ray powder diffraction
  • X-ray scattering from non-crystalline system
  • Applications of X-ray diffraction to Material Science
  • Other techniques: X-ray diffusion; X-ray absorption and photemission spectroscopies and their application to Material Science

International Advisory Committee

Gilberto Artioli, University of Padova, Italy
Alastair N. Cormak Alfred University, Usa
Karimat El-Sayed Ain-Shams University, Egypt
Paolo Fornasini, University of Trento, Italy
Pierre Lagarde, SOLEIL, Paris, France
Silvano Lizzit, Elettra Trieste, Italy
Takafumi Miyanaga, University of Hirosaki, Japan
Settimio Mobilio University Roma 3 Italy
Francesco Rocca, IFN-CNR and FBK, Trento, Italy
Paolo Scardi, University of Trento, Italy
Adrian Wright, Reading University, UK

Local Organizing Committee

Chairman: Djibril Diop
Members: Aboubaker C. Bèye, Issakha Youm,  Ahmadou Wagué, Arame B. Faye, Coumba Thiandoume, Abdou Ciss Wade, Bridinette Thiodjio Sendja, Ibrahima Diouf

Technical and Scientific Assistant

Roberto Graziola, University of Trento, Italy


Dr. Djibril Diop
Department of Physics
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques
University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal
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