8th Belgian Crystallography Symposium BCS-8

Symposium organized by the National Committee for Crystallography

Structures can be solved at different length scales by using scattering techniques involving X-rays, neutrons and light as well as by direct space techniques such as electron microscopy and tunnel microscopy.

The advent of new high brightness sources boosts the classical techniques to a high degree of sophistication and allows the study of condensed matter in various conditions: single crystals (small molecules, biological macromolecules), bulk, surfaces, multilayers, Langmuir-Blodgett films, matter under extreme conditions (temperature, pressure) ...

The organisers aim to promote interdisciplinary contacts between Belgian scientists operating in different fields of structural analysis. Therefore the organisers welcome poster contributions in all fields of condensed matter chemistry and physics, life sciences, material sciences, earth sciences, pharmaca, synchrotron radiation, neutron sources.

Organising committee

International Year of Crystallography 2014

In 1912 Max von Laue showed that X-rays were diffracted by crystals, and in 1913 W. H. and W. L. Bragg demonstrated that the diffraction of X-rays can be used to determine the positions of atoms within a crystal. These groundbreaking experiments mark the birth of modern crystallography. The International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) is celebrating these events by declaring 2014 the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014).

More information is available on www.iycr2014.org.