On July 30th, 2018, the 13th National Conference on X-ray Diffraction and International Center for Diffraction Data (ICDD) Workshop was held in Lanzhou. The workshop was hosted by Committee on X-ray Diffraction of Chinese Physical Society, Committee on Power Diffraction of Chinese Crystallographic Society, Department of engineering and materials science of National Nature Science Foundation of China, China Academy of Engineering Physics, the Chinese Ceramic Society, Beijing branch and ICDD. The workshop was organized by Lanzhou University School of Physical Science, Technology and National & Local Joint Engineering Laboratory of Optical Conversion Materials and Technology, Key Lab for Special Function Materials, MOE and the Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry. The workshop opens on August 1st.
Conferences of Committee on Power Diffraction and Committee on ICDD were held separately on July 30th and 31st in Gezhi Building of LZU. LZU president, member of CAS, Yan Chunhua met with the representatives and sent his greetings. He also learnt some details about the conferences.
The widespread consensus was reached among experts on X-ray diffraction as well as research and development in relative fields. They did in-depth discussion on key issues, concluded research fruits and pinpointed the development trend and influence. The workshop is of crucial academic and practical importance.
(Translated by Zhang Yina; proofread by Li Xingyi; edited by Zhang Yuyuan)