TOPAS is the latest generation Rietveld software. The basics of the Rietveld method were published in the late ´s, when the Dutch. This is a free update fixing some issues as described in the TOPAS V – What’s New manual. Once downloaded, simply unzip the file to a temporary directory. TOPAS BBQ is a TOPAS variant designed for unattended operation in fully automated environments for process and quality control integrating all TOPAS.

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They’re a collection of various tutorials from recent schools and user meetings.

Please note that these tutorials have been created over several years in Topas v4 and up. In several cases there may now be better ways of tackling the problem or setting up the input file. Some topics will need topas v5 or v6.

You can try these procedures on any of the other data sets provided. Tutorial 6 – Peak Fitting: How to perform individual peak fitting in topas, often the first step before indexing. Tutorial 7 – Indexing: How to index a powder pattern in topas.

The aim of the tutorial session is not to necessarily fully understand what your doing, but to make sure you’re happy with the “mechanics” of the overall process of Rietveld refinement. The examples there have far more detail and contain screen shots of approximately what you should see at each stage.

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Tutorial 8 – How to run maual prewritten input file. Tutorial 9 – TiO 2 Rietveld: A simple Rietveld refinement of lab data. Tutorial 10 – TiO 2 Rietveld starting from a template file. Tutorial 11 – Pawley Fitting: Pawley fitting is a structure-independent whole-pattern fitting method. Nanual a good way of finding if a unit cell is correct and also finding the “best possible” fit you’d get by Rietveld. Tutorial 12 – ZrW 2 O 8 Rietveld: Simple Rietveld refinements of lab data, constant wavelength neutron and time of flight neutron data – make sure you have john’s local.


Tutorial 13 – Multiphase Rietveld refinement Tutorial Note this is the same as brukee 12 above. Tutorial 16 – PbSO 4 neutron data Jeremy discussed are here. Tutorial 17 – Combined Refinement: Builds from earlier tutorial on ZrW 2 O 8 and shows how to simultaneously fit X-ray and neutron data.

Also discusses structure solution from X-ray and neutron data. See also gsas 3 and gsas 4. Peak Shapes Peak shapes are another fundamental aspect of a diffraction pattern.

Tutorial 18 – This tutorial explores convolutions to fit a single peak in a pattern using the convolution approach discussed in lectures. Tutorial 19 – In this tutorial you’ll investigate the various peak shape functions that are used in Rietveld refinement packages.

You’ll use experimental fwhm vs 2-theta data in excel to come up with functions that might describe a real data set. You’ll then try these functions in topas. Tutorial 20 – Fundamental Parameters peak shape fitting. Tutorial 22 – Nanoparticle Sizing: Several of the tutorials e. Tutorials in this section provide more examples. Tutorial 23 – Rietveld refinement of an organic molecule manuao restraints and rigid bodies. See also gsas 7.

Tutorial 24 – A complex use of rigid bodies to refine 3 molecules in asymmetric unit with z-matrix description of local bodies to constrain internal symmetry. Data recorded on id Neutron and X-ray Combined Refinement How to perform a combined refinement using neutron and X-ray data. Structure Solution Structure solution is not formally part of the course, but you could try the tutorials below if you’re interested. The tutorial on combined refinement of ZrW 2 O 8 also explores these ideas.

Tutorial 26 – Structure Solution of an inorganic oxide: Takes the information from earlier tutorials and solves the structure of TiO 2 using simulated annealing. Topaas 27 – Structure solution of a rigid organic molecule and other examples.

Tutorial 28 – Structure solution of inorganic materials. Miscellaneous Examples Tutorial 29 – Quantitative Rietveld refinement. This is extremely important in many industries.

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Tutorial 31 – Nanoparticle Sizing: Tutorial 32 – Solving a structure from single crystal data using charge flipping Tutorial 33 – Single crystal: How to do a simple single crystal refinement in topas.


Tutorial 34 – Parametric or surface Rietveld refinement – how to use surface fitting to analyse patterns simultaneously to follow phase transitions in WO 3.

Tutorial 35 – Parametric or surface Rietveld refinement – how to refine temperature using the ZrP 2 O 7 example. Symmetry Mode Refinements Tutorial 36 – Structural transformations.

Directly refine symmetry-mode amplitudes rather than traditional atomic xyz coordinates of a distorted superstructure. Example based on simulated lab x-ray diffraction data from low-temperature orthorhombic LaMnO 3. Tutorial 37 – Structural transformations. Example based on laboratory x-ray diffraction data from room-temperature manuall WO 3. Tutorial 38 – Structural transformations. A more advanced symmetry-mode refinement example based on room-temperature WO 3.

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Fit both neutron and X-ray data. Tutorial 40 – This tutorial teaches you how to use a Genetic Algorithm with a P1 distortion mode model of a structure mwnual decide which modes are actually important in fitting the data.

This lets you simultaneously determine the space group and structure of a material. The tutorial uses WO 3 as an example. See also the magnetic example below.

Magnetic Refinements Tutorial 41 – Topas v5 onwards will perform magnetic Rietveld refinement. This tutorial takes you through three different ways of describing the low temperature magnetic structure of LaMnO 3. Tutorial 42 – This tutorial teaches you how to use a Genetic Algorithm in P1 1. Stacking Fault Refinements Tutorial 43 – Topas v6 lets you calculate the diffraction of materials with stacking faults.

This tutorial takes you through this type of analysis using examples from the DIFFaX software package. Pages checked for Google Chrome. Overview and links Alan Coelho’s page Bruker topas.

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