Awards and Grants
An international DTTG Workshop on qualitative and quantitative analysis of clays and clay minerals is organized every two years in cooperation with the German Soil Science Society - DBG.
1st: 5 - 8 Oct 2005, BGR Hannover, Germany
2nd: 5 - 10 Mar 2007, BGR Hannover, Germany
3rd: 9 - 13 Feb 2009, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
4th: 14 - 18 Feb 2011, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
5th: 25 Feb - 1 Mar 2013, KIT Karlsruhe, Germany
6th: 9 - 13 Mar 2015, KIT Karlsruhe, Germany
7th: 20 - 24 Feb 2017, University of Greifswald, Germany
The workshop focuses on the needs of graduate students and PhD students in the field of clay science. The workshop is also open for scientists and people working in industry who are interested in clay science. The workshop will be consist of theoretical lectures and laboratory exercises. Therefore, the number of participants is limited to 15 persons.
Topics of the workshop are: Different aspects of XRD of clay minerals including QPA with the Rietveld method, physicochemical properties of clay minerals and their quantification (CEC, charge, surface), simultaneous thermal analysis, aspects of sorption, as well as the application of electron microscopy and infrared spectroscopy in clay research.