'Electron Diffraction in the Chemical Industry: The Long History and the Bright Future'
Electron Diffraction, or microED - how this new analytical technique is labelled in the Anglo-Saxon countries - was named a Top 5 "Breakthrough of the Year 2018" by the world-renowned journal SCIENCE. As such, it is one of the fastest developing and most exciting areas of crystallography and a key discipline for innovation in the chemical industry. Over the past decades, electron diffraction has been a regular tool during analyses of inorganic materials and, while applying fundamental principles of crystallography, such as continuous rotation, it will become key in polymorph analyses, battery, catalysis research and now more strongly in the field of polymers. Electron diffraction has the potential to influence all these fields.
Our speaker, Dr. Bernd Hinrichsen, Head of XRD, electron microscopy and NMR labs with one of the world’s leading chemical manufacturers - BASF - talks about the novelty of the electron diffraction technique and presents an ABC on nano-crystallography. Participants can expect valuable insights from the chemical industry, best practices, commercial aspects and understand the full disruptive potential of electron diffraction as a new approach to chemical and materials research. “The method is on the verge of a breakthrough and will change the world of experimental crystallography”, says Bernd Hinrichsen about the value of electron diffraction.
Trained chemist at Cologne University, Bernd Hinrichsen received his PhD from the Stuttgart Max Planck-Institute (MPI) for Solid State Research in 2007. After 3 years as an Application Scientist XRD at Bruker AXS in Karlsruhe - the world’s market leader in X-ray crystallography - Hinrichsen has worked with BASF in Ludwigshafen for a decade. The accrued experience and good funding have made electron microscopy a very powerful tool for BASF’s research, which has recently taken up the challenge of collecting and analysing electron diffraction data.
Changing the world of experimental crystallography: Register now for the ELDICO-webinar with guest speaker Dr. Bernd Hinrichsen from BASF