Rigaku Symposium on X-ray Diffraction

The Rigaku Symposium on X-ray Diffraction is an annual event hosted at Yale University that is free to the public. The symposium features interactive workshops with tutorials on X-ray characterization for macromolecular, small molecule and materials projects. We also invite keynote speakers who are leaders in the field of X-ray analysis and scientific research. The event concludes with a poster session, which highlights graduate and postdoctoral projects that use X-ray diffraction and scattering.

Yale Rigaku Symposium

Lecture Schedule—May 20, 2016

8:30 a.m. Registration 
Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
8:50 a.m.    Opening Remarks
Room 160, Sterling Chemistry Laboratory
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Controlling atomic and electronic structure in complex oxide
Ankit Disa, Yale University
9:20 a.m. - 10:10 p.m. X-ray powder diffraction characterization of non-crystalline materia
Simon Bates, Triclinic Labs
10:10 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. Break
10:30 p.m. - 10:50 p.m. Structure-Based Drug Design Applied to Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor
Michael Robertson, Yale University
10:50 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Extracellular control of receptor tyrosine kinases 
Kate Ferguson, Yale University
11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
Courtyard, Class of 1954 Chemical Research Building
1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. Quasi 1D Materials with Metallophilic Interactions and Paramagnetic Centers 
Linda Doerrer, Boston University
1:40 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. X-ray Instrumentation for Academic Laboratories: Solutions from Rigaku Oxford Diffraction 
Joe Ferrara, Rigaku Americas Corporation
2:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Coffee 
2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Synthesis and Characterization of high oxidation state IrOIr dimers related to water oxidation catalysts
Liam Sharninghausen Yale University
2:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Adventures in moving protons and electrons around 
Jim Mayer, Yale University
3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Some crystallographic surprises, from fullerenes to luminescent gold complexes 
Alan Balch, University of California, Davis
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception and Poster Session 
Courtyard, Class of 1954 Chemical Research Building

Workshop Schedule—May 19, 2016

Workshops will be held at Yale West Campus, Energy Sciences Center II, 810 West Campus Drive, West Haven, CT.

Code Topic
XRD Demo Future of X-ray diffraction; use of multi-dimensional detectors
XRF Demo Advanced methods in X-ray fluorescence analysis for pharmaceutical solids
Sem 1 X-ray analysis of pharmaceuticals
Sem 2 Multi-purpose XRD methods in materials research
Sem 3 Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence methods
SMX 1 Small molecule twinning tutorial
SMX 2 Data collection CrysAlisPro basics on XtaLAB mini
SMX 3 Disordered structures
PX 1 SAXS processing
PX 2 Protein crystal mounting and remote webcast from MicroMax-007 HF