gifmovie_largeIUCr Congress Satellite Workshop on the Role of Magnetic Symmetry in the Description & Determination of Magnetic Structures

Dates: 14-16 August, 2014

Venue: Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada (near Toronto), in room 117 of the Burke Sciences Building (BSB).


  • The robust description of a magnetic structure in terms of magnetic supercells, Fourier wave parameters, and irreducible representation modes.
  • The use of magnetic space groups and superspace groups, and magnetic irreducible representations, to constrain general magnetic-structure models.
  • New magnetic-symmetry resources and capabilities for solving/refining magnetic structures.

Target Audience:  Because many of the methods and tools for applying magnetic symmetry to the solution and refinement of commensurate and incommensurate magnetic structures are new and developing rapidly, this workshop will be of interest to experts and novices alike.  Students, post-docs, faculty and industrial scientists with a strong interest in the crystallography of magnetic materials should plan to attend.  We anticipate between 30 and 50 participants.

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