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The cover picture shows a cutout from the reconstructed zero layer of a decagonal Al70Co12Ni18 Quasicrystal based on 720 step-scan images.

Seminars - Spring 2015 (HCI G574, Mo 14:00-16:00)

9-March-2015
Gregor Hofer, Institut für Polymere / Laboratorium für Kristallographie
High-pressure crystallography applications in earth sciences

20-April-2015
Dr. Stefan Foerster, Surface Physics, University of Zurich
A 2D oxide quasicrystal and its approximants

Seminars - Autumn 2014

22-Sep-2014
Dr. Fiodar Kurdzesau, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Quantitative structure determination from energy dispersive Laue experiments

20-Oct-2014
Soumyadipta Maiti, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Structure and properties of refractory high-entropy alloys

27-Oct-2014
Stef Smeets, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Hybrid methods for structure solution of polycrystalline materials

17-Nov-2014
Dr. Pawel Kuczera, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Growing quasicrystals: how long-range order propagates

24-Nov-2014
Dr. Ana Belen Pinar Prieto, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Crystallography for the analysis of the structure of zeolites

1-Dec-2014
Dr. Julia Dshemuchadse, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
There's something about intermetallics

8-Dec-2014
Dr. Dmitry Logvinovich, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Analysis of stacking disorder in zeolite beta

15-Dec-2014
Dr. Catherine Dejoie, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Playing with energy bandwidth to get more out of Laue microdiffraction

Seminars - Spring 2014

Extraordinary Seminar: Thursday, 30-Jan-2014, 14:00
Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Takakura, Division of Applied Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, JP
Icosahedral quasicrystals: Cluster approach to their structure determination

24-Feb-2014, 09:30 h, HCI J498
Prof. Russell Morris, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
ADoRable zeolites: Targeting new structural chemistry of microporous solids

9-May 2014, 09:00 h, HCI J498
Dr. Greg van Anders, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, MI, USA
Shape entropy and anisotropic colloidal crystallization = Depletion without polymers

12-May 2014
Dr. Arthur Bialon, Department of Atomistic Modelling and Simulation, ICAMS, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D
Construction and application of structure maps

14-May 2014, 10:30 h, HCI G574
Dr. Michael Feuerbacher, Institut für Mikrostrukturforschung, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, D
High-entropy alloys - Materials development, plasticity and defects

Seminars - Autumn 2013

7-Oct-2013
Dr. Laura Bocher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris-Sud, F

Revealing the atomic and electronic structures of functional oxides by advanced STEM-EELS techniques

28-Oct-2013
Dr. Matthias Frontzek, Laboratory for Neutron Scattering, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen PSI

The multiferroic, geometric frustrated CuCrO2 compound: Interlayer exchange and domain formation

25-Nov-2013
Prof. Dr. Janez Dolinšek,
Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, SI
Physical properties and stability of quasicrystals and complex intermetallic

9-Dec-2013
Dr. Michael Feuerbacher, Institut für Mikrostrukturforschung, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, DE

High-entropy alloys - Crystal growth, plasticity and defects

16-Dec-2013
Prof. Dr. Reinhard X. Fischer, Fachbereich Geowissenschaften der Universität Bremen, DE

Verification and evaluation of site occupancies using Boolean satisfiability techniques

Seminars - Spring 2013

Extraordinary Seminar: Thursday, 28-Feb-2013, 15:00 - 17:00,
ETH Hönggerberg, HCI G7
Prof. Dr. Juri Grin, Director of the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, DE
Complexity of intermetallic compounds: chemical meanings and physical consequences

Extraordinary Seminar: Thursday, 28-Feb-2013, 15:00 - 17:00,
ETH Hönggerberg, HCI G7
Prof. Dr. Sven Lidin, Division of Polymer & Materials Chemistry,
Lund University, Lund, SE
Zintl-Intermetallics

22-Apr-2013
Dr. Michael Böttger, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Design of thermal conductivity and thermal anisotropy in hard oxynitride coatings

29-Apr-2013
Dr. Ana Belén Pinar Prieto, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Template controlled acid sites distribution in zeolite ferrierite and its impact on catalytic activity

6-May-2013, 16:00
Dr. Claus Zimmermann, Astrium GmbH, München, DE
Materials challenges in photovoltaic energy generation in space

Seminars - Autumn 2012

5-Oct-2012
Prof. Alex Grishin, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm-Kista, SE
Multimeric and multimodal photonic crystals: Modeling, synthesis, and functional properties

Tuesday, 9-Oct-2012
Radoslaw Strzalka, Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Krakow, PL
Statistical approach to icosahedral quasicrystals - average unit cell concept for Ammann tiling

12-Oct-2012
Dr. Wolfgang Hornfeck, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DLR, Institut für Materialphysik im Weltraum, Köln, DE
Structural chemistry with random numbers

19-Oct-2012
Prof. Leonid Braginskiy, Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Novosibirsk, RU
Resonant effects of light reflection on the photonic structures

9-Nov-2012
Dr. Juri Grin, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Dresden, DE
Chemical bonding and 'useful' properties of intermetallic compounds

16-Nov-2012
Daniel Schopf, Institut für Theoretische und Angewandte Physik,
Universität Stuttgart, DE
potfit: Effective potentials from ab-initio data

7-Dec-2012
Prof. Caroline Röhr, Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, DE
Electron-poor polar intermetallics - Complexity in structure and bonding

14-Dec-2012
Dr. Marek Mihalkovic, Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, SK
Tiling and atomic structure for decagonal ZnMgY quasicrystal

Seminars - Spring 2012

Heinrich Orsini-Rosenberg, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Heptagonal ordering in Gallium

23-March-2012
Jürgen Grässlin, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Preferred orientation to facilitate structure analysis of polycrystalline materials

30-March-2012
Dubravka Sisak, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Powder diffraction data: What can superflip do for you?

13-Apr-2012
Arkadiy Simonov, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
3D-PDF analysis of diffuse scattering

20-Apr-2012
Dr. Dmitry Logvinovich, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Modeling and refining atomic structures of decagonal quasicrystals

27-Apr-2012
Prof. Walter Steurer, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Why are quasicrystals quasiperiodic?

4-May-2012
Dr. Catherine Dejoie, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Toward the solution of challenging crystal structures using Laue microdiffraction

Extraordinary Seminar: Tuesday, 7-May-2012, 13:00 h
Prof. Andrey Gusarov, Ecole nationale d'ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne
(ENISE), F
Photon and phonon transport in layered systems described by matrix equations

11-May-2012
Julia Dshemuchadse, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Characteristics of cubic and hexagonal complex intermetallics

1-June-2012
Dmitry Lebedev, Department of Materials Science, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, RU
Phase diagram studies on the Al-(Cu)-Ta system

Seminars - Autumn 2011

Thursday, 8-Sep-2011
Prof. Carlos Levi, Materials Department, University of Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Fundamental issues limiting the implementation of thermal barrier coatings in higher temperature engines

14-Oct-2011
Prof. Dr. Manfred Fiebig, Multifunctional Ferroic Materials
Magnetoelectric interactions in multiferroics

25-Nov-2011
Nikolay Komarevskiy, Institut für Feldtheorie
und Höchstfrequenztechnik / Laboratorium für Kristallographie

Optimal design of reflecting photonic structures for space applications

2-Dec-2011
Taylan Örs, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Structure analysis of decagonal ZnMgDy

9-Dec-2011
Dr. Michael Böttger, Laboratorium für Kristallographie
Thermal conductivity of hard coatings

Seminars - Spring 2011

1-Apr-2011
Andrew Kentaro Inge, Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, University of Stockholm, SE
Synthesis and structure determination of open-framework germanates

15-Apr-2011
Dr. Marek Mihalkovic, Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences,
Bratislava, SK

Prediction of low-temperature phase transition in Al11Ir4 compound

Thursday, 28-Apr-2011
Michael Böttger, Physics Institute, University of Oslo, NO
Thermoelectric properties of ZnSb - exploring the electronic structure

29-Apr-2011
Dr. Stefano Leoni, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, D
Numerical approaches to ferroelectric/relaxor materials: atomistic aspects and consequences for diffuse scattering

13-May-2011
Prof. Dr. Nicola Spaldin, Professur für Materialtheorie, ETH Zürich
Multiferroics; what they are, why they are interesting, and some open problems for crystallographers

20-May-2011
Pawel Kuczera, Lab. für Kristallographie
Real space approach to quasicrystal structure refinement. The structure of Al-Cu-Me (Me=Co, Rh, Ir) decagonal phases

Seminars - Autumn 2010

Tuesday, 12-Oct-2010
Prof. Patricia A. Thiel, Departments of Chemistry, and of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, Ames, USA
From birth to death: Metal nanostructures on metal surfaces

22-Oct-2010
Dr. Jorge Martinez Garcia, Lab. für Kristallographie
Determining spatial correlation functions for estimating effective properties of heterogeneous materials

29-Oct-2010
Nikolay Komarevskiy, Institut für Feldtheorie und Höchstfrequenztechnik / Lab. für Kristallographie
Optimal design of reflecting photonic structures

05-Nov-2010
Dr. Sofia Deloudi, Lab. für Kristallographie
Periodic average structures of quasiperiodic tilings

12-Nov-2010
Prof. Jussi Timonen, Department of Physics, University of Jyväskylä, FI
Structural and elastic properties of fibre based materials

19-Nov-2010
Dr. Anup Bhattacharya, Lab. für Kristallographie
New development in thermal barrier coatings

26-Nov-2010
Dr. Thomas Weber, Lab. für Kristallographie
Dr. Michal Chodkiewicz, Universität Zürich

The ZODS project

3-Dec-2010
Dr. Daniel Jung, Lab. für Kristallographie
Clusters, cracks and calculations

10-Dec-2010
Julia Dshemuchadse, Lab. für Kristallographie
Structural building principles of complex fcc intermetallics

17-Dec-2010
Dr. Changzeng Fan, Lab. für Kristallographie
Multiple diffraction in quasicrystals

Seminars - Spring 2010

26-Mar-2010
Andreas Kägi, Lab. für Kristallographie
Investigation on the synthesis of a novel B-Mg-Ru decagonal approximant

26-Mar-2010
Michele Zahner, Lab. für Kristallographie
Synthesis of the heptagonal approximant gamma-Gallium

9-Apr-2010
Dan Xie, Lab. für Kristallographie
Structure solution using X-ray powder diffraction and electron microscopy techniques

16-Apr-2010
Heinrich Orisini-Rosenberg, Lab. für Kristallographie
Ab initio investigations on the stability of sevenfold approximants

23-Apr-2010
Angelica Strutz, Lab. für Kristallographie
Structure analysis of basic Co-rich decagonal Al-Co-Ni

30-Apr-2010
Ye Lu, Lab. für Kristallographie
Thermal barrier coatings

5-May-2010 (Wednesday)
Prof. Gerard Vignoles, Université Bordeaux, Lab. des Composites ThermoStructuraux, Pessac, F
Heat and gas transport and chemical infiltration in fibrous media: a µCT-based analysis featuring image processing and numerical simulation

7-May-2010
Philippe Schaub, Lab. für Kristallographie
Local disorder in decagonal Al-Cu-Co quasicrystals explored by the three-dimensional pair distribution function

28-May-2010
Frank Fleischer, Lab. für Kristallographie
Ab initio reconstruction of difference densities by charge flipping

4-June-2010
Prof. Leonid Braginskiy, Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Novosibirsk, RU
Models of thermal conductivity of highly porous partially ordered fiber composites

International Conference on Quasicrystals (ICQ-10)

ICQ-10 held in Zurich July 6-11, 2008

Ph.D. Defenses

24-March-2011
Frank Fleischer
Ab initio structure analysis of quasicrystals and complex compounds
Examiners: W. Steurer, Th. Weber, L. Palatinus

6-Dec-2010
Philippe Schaub
Three-dimensional pair distribution function analysis of disordered crystals
Examiners: W. Steurer, Th. Weber, R. Neder

19-Aug-2010
Dan Xie
Structure elucidation of polycrystalline materials using x-ray powder diffraction and electron microscopy techniques
Examiners: W. Steurer, L.B. McCusker, D.L. Dorset

28-Jul-2010
Angelica Strutz
Structure analysis of basic Co-rich decagonal Al-Co-Ni
Examiners: W. Steurer, U. Grimm, C. Pay Gomez

25-Nov-2008
Sofia Deloudi
Modeling of quasiperiodic systems
Examiners: W. Steurer, D. Gratias

5-Jun-2008
Colin Glass
Computational Crystal Structure Prediction
Examiners: A. Oganov, W. Steurer, A. Garcia

4-Jun-2008
Qinfen Gu
High-pressure studies as a function of structural complexity
Examiners: W. Steurer, R. Miletich, G. Krauss

9-Apr-2008
Daniel Jung
Ab initio studies in high pressure geochemistry
Examiners: A. Oganov, M. Schmidt, J. Brodholt, D. Andrault

2-Apr-2008
Feiwu Zhang
Computer simulation studies of iron-bearing phases in the Earth's deep interior
Examiners: A. Oganov, W. Steurer, R. Martonak

1-Nov-2007
Lars Massüger
Experimental extension of the texture method for structure solution of polycrystalline materials
Examiners: W. Steurer, Ch. Baerlocher, L.B. McCusker, L. Lutterotti

27-Sep-2007
Donat Adams
Ab initio simulations of Earth forming minerals
Examiners: A. Oganov, W. Steurer, A. Garcia, W. Temmerman

7-Aug-2007
Fabian Gramm
Kombination von Transmissionselektronenmikroskopie und Pulverbeugungsdaten zur Lösung von komplexen Zeolithstrukturen
Examiners: W. Steurer, Ch. Baerlocher, L.B. McCusker, M. Cantoni

13-Apr-2007
Daniel Sutter-Widmer
Phononic quasicrystals
Examiners: W. Steurer, U.G. Grimm, J.O. Vasseur

 

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