WORKSHOP on XD2006 program package

Advanced Methods in X-Ray Charge Density Analysis: Extracting Properties from a Multipole Refinement

see the official website

3-6 September 2007

Park-Hotel San Michele

Martina Franca (ITALY)


In collaboration with the

Italian Crystallographic Association (

The school program includes morning lectures on general aspects:
  • multipolar refinement and analysis of the data quality;
  • deformation density analysis, analysis of the refined model;
  • quantum theory of atoms in molecules and topological analysis;
  • evaluation of electrostatic interaction energies between molecules and lattice properties from a multipolar model.
Afternoon hands-on sessions will be carried out using XD2006 and selected examples for both beginners and advanced students. The program, test exercises and lectures will be distributed at the workshop. Students are expected to come with their laptops. PC/laptop renting will be possible for students who cannot bring a computer.


A previous edition of the school was organized in Buffalo (NY)


Prices: depending on the success of raising funds, we expect to maintain the students' fee as low as possible (hopefully below 150 euro). A limited number of travel grants will be available (priority will be given to students coming from developing countries outside Europe and to early applications).

Accommodation: low cost accommodation in mini-apartments for students

at "Villaggio Inn" (

Martina Franca is nice a village in Puglia (south of Italy).
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The town can be reached by plane mainly through Bari airport (a transfer from the airport to the school site will be organized). Alternative airports are Brindisi or Taranto-Grottaglie. See all the airports and connections to Puglia

Please contact Piero Macchi to receive more information about the school.