8th Workshop on
Structural Analysis of Aperiodic Crystals

12th – 15th March 2015

Laboratory of Crystallography, university of Bayreuth











9th March 2015:
The progam has been updated and is available here.


24th February 2015:

An email has been sent to all registered participants on February 24th 2015.
The program is available here.


11th February 2015:

We have received several online registrations without the required entries. We will be looking into this problem. If you have registered but have not received confirmation of your registration, please contact the Secretary’s Office via email


4th February 2015:

An email with information about accommodation was sent to all registered participants on 4th February 2015. If you have registered but have not received this email, please contact the Secretary’s Office.








The program available here.




Printed Materials


Upon registration on Thursday, 12th March 2015, you will receive a binder containing the following documents:

-         Program of Workshop

-         Printed material for the tutorials

-         Name tag

-         Vouchers for lunch at the Mensa

-         Confirmation of registration and confirmation of payment

-         Stationary

-         Bus timetable for Bayreuth

-         Map of Bayreuth

-         Information brochure about Bayreuth




How to find us (on campus)


On the university campus, signs marked DGK will direct you to the site of the school.

Please find more information about travelling to and in Bayreuth on the page “General information”.








The 8th Workshop on Structural Analysis of Aperiodic Crystals continues a series of workshops on the structure determination of incommensurate crystals at the University of Bayreuth. An overview will be provided of the methods of structural analysis of incommensurately modulated crystals and composite crystals. Lectures will cover the basic principles of the superspace approach as well as recent developments on modulation functions and charge flipping.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice structural analysis in superspace with the computer programs Superflip and JANA2006 (written by V. Petricek, M. Dusek and L. Palatinus, Prague). A step-by-step tutorial will guide you through structure determination, symmetry analysis, structure refinement and t-plots for crystal-chemical analysis of selected examples of modulated structures and composite crystals. Your own data sets will be welcome, too.

Regarding the computer course, please bring your own notebook with you!

The number of participants will be limited to 30.











8th Workshop on Structural Analysis of Aperiodic Crystals

© S. van Smaalen, University of Bayreuth
Date: 9th March 2015