Workshop on Modulated Structures


Siegbert Schmid, The University of Sydney


            Systems that form modulated structures are a fascinating class of materials that lack conventional lattice periodicity but are still perfectly long-range ordered. Such systems exist across the whole range of chemical disciplines from organic conductors and minerals to ceramic materials like high-Tc superconductors and ferroelectrics.


A workshop will be held on Tuesday August 12, from 2 to4 pm, investigating many of the basic features of modulated structures. In particular we will examine the types of modulated structures, how to recognise them and what to do about data collection, structure solution and refinement strategies. This introductory workshop is aimed at scientists that have limited or no experience with modulated structures. There is no participation fee but numbers are limited, so registration is essential.


Enquiries and Registration:  Siegbert Schmid (