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TOPAS Rietveld - Application Training

About the training

This training will show the fundamentals of the software package DIFFRAC.TOPAS, with emphasis on profile fitting and quantitative analysis. The course will be conducted in either English or German, as shown on the course schedule page.


Please Note: This course has been discontinued and can no longer be ordered. The contents will be covered in depth by two new courses; Quantitative Analysis and Structure Analysis. For more details on these courses, please see the XRD User Training page.


Course Outline and Agenda

Day 1, 10am - 5pm

  • Introduction to DIFFRAC.TOPAS
  • Fundamentals of line profile fitting


Day 2, 9am - 5pm

  • Fundamentals parameter approach and microstructure analysis
  • Hands-on laboratory session


Day 3, 9am - 5pm

  • Introduction to the Rietveld method
  • Quantitative analysis using the Rietveld method


Day 4, 9am - 5pm

  • Quantitative analysis continued: amorphous content and PONKCS
  • Autoindexing of diffraction patterns


Day 5, 9am - 1pm

  • Rietveld structure refinement

To register, please fill out the online registration form.

More details

Class size

Class sizes are limited, so that each participant receives individual attention and participates in all hands-on activities. Early registration is encouraged as registrations are accepted on a first-come/first-served basis.


Attendance Fee

The course price includes course materials, lunch and refreshments. Travel and accommodation are not included.



Registrations cancelled within 10 working days prior to the start of the course are subject to a cancellation fee of 30 %. Registered persons not attending the course without having given prior notice will be fully charged. We reserve the right to cancel a course if there are less than three registrants by the registration deadline.


Our Facility

Bruker AXS GmbH
Training Center
Östliche Rheinbrückenstr. 49
76187 Karlsruhe

Tel: +49 721 50997-0
Fax: +49 721 50997-5222

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For further information about the course content, please contact:
Dr. Michael Evans, Application Scientist XRD,


For registration or other questions, please contact: