Today, members of the International Committee on Scientific Policy (ICSP) NRC "Kurchatov Institute" acquainted with the work of our RC. During the excursion the guests were shown the X-ray equipment of RC and were told about the areas of research performed on it by University staff and external organizations.

RC staff member Igor Kasatkin have listen the course of lectures "Analysis of texture" and "Stress Analysis" at the "Bruker AXS" (Karlsruhe, Germany) company factory and received related certificates.

RC staff members Margarita Avdontseva, Daria Spiridonova and Taras Panikorovsky participated in the 3rd International Conference "Crystallogenesis and Mineralogy" (3rd International Conference on Crystallogenesis and Mineralogy, Novosibirsk 27.09. - 01.10., 2013), where they have presented reports on the results of investigations performed with the help of RC XRD equipment. Poster reports are available in the "Publications" section.

Today, the participants of the International Conference "Clays, clay minerals and layered materials-2013" held with the participation of St. Petersburg State University, visited the Research Centre for X-ray Diffraction Studies. Alexander Puchkov, the specialist from E-Globaledge Corporation, demonstrated the possibilities of hardware and software for X-ray diffraction analysis produced by Rigaku Company, and staff members of the XRD RC discussed with the guests directions of possible joint research.