Providing a unique mixture of sessions on training, education, and applications and papers containing details about state-of-the-art techniques and future developments in X-ray analysis.

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John Getty Named as a FELLOW of the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD)



New for 2014! A “Best Student Poster” Award will be given at the Monday and Tuesday evening XRD & XRF poster sessions.

Exhibit Space Now Open! Exhibitor Prospectus available as a PDF, including floor plan, application form, sponsorship information, show schedule, and various general information.

READ THE 2013 SUMMARY HERE - The 62nd Annual DXC was held 5-9 August 2013 at The Westin Westminster, Westminster, CO, USA  


Conference Proceedings

Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your research by submitting your presented paper to the DXC conference proceedings, Advances in X-ray Analysis, Volume 58 on CD. Work presented during either an oral session or poster session is eligible for submission. Select papers will also be published in the journal, Powder Diffraction.

See the Guidelines for the Preparation of Manuscripts. The deadline for submission is 5 September 2014.

Note: To be accepted for publication, papers should describe new methods, theory and applications, improvements in methods or instrumentation, or other advances in the state of the art. Papers emphasizing commercial aspects are discouraged.

Advances in X-ray Analysis is distributed throughout the world, and the complete manuscripts of Volumes 40–55 (1996– 2011) can also be viewed on the ICDD website.

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Have an idea for a workshop or session?

If there is a topic missing from the DXC Program that would make for a great workshop or session, please let the DXC Organizing Committee know. Submit your ideas for consideration for the 2014 Conference Program.



2015 Conference

The 2015 DXC will be held 3-7 August at the Westin Westminster, Westminster, Colorado, U.S.A. We are happy to announce that 2015 will be a joint conference with the 16th International Conference on Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Analysis and Related Methods (TXRF 2015).

2014 Information

The 63nd Annual DXC was held 28 July - 1 August 2014 at Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana, USA

See the 2014 Schedule and Workshop Descriptions

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2014 Plenary: X-rays on Mars

Meet the Plenary Speakers

Three distinguished scientists have been selected as plenary speakers for "X-rays on Mars" at DXC 2014:

Dr. David Bish

bishDr. David Bish is the Haydn Murray Chair of Applied Clay Mineralogy in the Department of Geological Sciences at Indiana University, where he moved in 2003 after spending 23 years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from Penn State University and did postdoctoral research at Harvard University. Since then, his research has focused on clay and zeolite mineralogy and X-ray powder diffraction. Much of his recent mineralogical research has focused on the behavior of H2O molecules in mineral structures, and he has conducted many studies of hydrous mineral behavior under simulated Martian conditions. He is the author or co-author of more than 220 publications and has received several awards for his research in clay mineralogy. His Mars X-ray diffraction work began in 1991 through collaboration with David Vaniman and David Blake. He is currently a co-investigator on the CheMin Martian XRD instrument where he is responsible for analysis of the diffraction data.

The First X-ray Diffraction Results From Mars

Dr. Iain Campbell

campbellDr. Iain Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada is a co-investigator on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, with responsibilities for spectrum analysis from the alpha-particle X-ray spectrometer (APXS). The computer program GUPIX was the starting point for their development of the Mars rover software GUAPX. In ancillary work, he has developed a new method for determining mineral-bound water in situ on Mars, and has applied this to the Paso Robles highly sulfated soils discovered by the Spirit rover. Dr. Campbell is the North American editor of the journal X-ray Spectrometry. He is also a member of a working group within the European X-ray Spectrometry Association’s initiative on Fundamental Parameters for X-ray Analysis. Dr. Campbell has written two books on PIXE analysis; one textbook, Energy, Physics and the Environment is now on its third edition. He has also published over 260 journal articles and has made over 150 conference presentations.

XRF Combines with PIXE in Curiosity's Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer

Dr. Samuel M. Clegg

cleggDr. Samuel M. Clegg is a member of the NASA Curiosity Rover Science Team and a co-investigator on the ChemCam instrument. All of his research involves the use of lasers to probe complex chemical systems. Samuel’s current research portfolio includes the development of Raman & Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) systems and quantitative analytical methods.  In 2003, Dr. Clegg joined the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Chemistry Division as a technical member and has been the manager of the LANL LIBS User Facility since 2004. Dr. Clegg earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Indiana University under the supervision of Prof. Charles S. Parmenter, where he studied state-to-state energy transfer. He served as a post-doctoral researcher in the Geophysics Department at the University of Chicago where he studied heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry. Dr. Clegg was also a post-doctoral research associate at Sandia National Laboratory’s Combustion Facility where he studied gas phase photochemistry. Before moving to LANL in 2003, Dr. Clegg was a staff member for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Airborne Laser Program at Kirtland AFB, NM.

Exploring Mars with ChemCam on the Curiosity Rover

Come for the Conference . . . Stay for Vacation

We’re on the move in 2014: Denver, Colorado to Big Sky, Montana

Summer visits to Big Sky Resort offer:
• Excursions to Yellowstone National Park via Big Sky Shuttle
• Summer Scenic Lift Rides and Wildlife Viewing Tours
• Hiking Tours and Fly Fishing Excursions
• Relaxing Spa Treatments
• Golf, Driving Range and Disc Golf
• Zipline, High Ropes Course, Climbing Wall, Paintball
• Mountain Board and Scooter Trails

Big Sky Resort offers a full variety of accommodation options

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