Powder Diffraction, an internationally recognized journal devoted to the use of powder diffraction methods for the structural characterization of materials, intends to publish a special issue dedicated to the research results of the School attendees in the field of powder diffraction (sensu lato).

Powder Diffraction focuses on materials characterization employing X-ray powder diffraction techniques and features articles covering a huge range of topics - from materials analysis to epitactic growth of thin films to advances in applications software. Thus, students working in this wide field, are warmly invited to submit their original work to be inserted in the special issue.

The special issue will contain 8 to 10 papers and will appear in December 2012. The papers have to be submitted as normally required by Powder Diffraction, i.e. through the ScholarOne Manuscripts system. They will be automatically assigned to a Guest Editor and will be subject to a normal peer review process.

To assure the publication in time, the following schedule must be strictly followed:










Please consult the journal web site for more information upon the journal scope as well as for the instructions to the Authors. The ScholarOne Manuscripts system must be accessed to submit the papers.

If in need, please contact the Chair of the Organizing Committee well before submitting your contribution, for further information.


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Special Issue on Powder Diffraction

Contact Person


Dr. Simona Galli


Tel.: +39-031-2386627

Fax:  +39-031-2386630

E-mail: simona.galli@uninsubria.it



Giuseppe Cernuto

E-mail: giuseppe.cernuto@uninsubria.it



Submission Deadline

May 31st 2012


June 1st – 30th 2012

Authors’ Revisions

July 1st – 31st 2012

Final Decision Dealine

September 5th 2012