IUCr 1996 Report - Commission on Electron Diffraction
The year started with a Workshop organized for the Commission by Professors
M. A. van Hove and A. Ichimiya on Electron Diffraction and Imaging from
Surfaces. The five microsymposia at the Seattle Congress with direct organizational
involvement of the Commission were well attended and stimulated a good
deal of interest. However, it was felt that emphasis placed on electron
diffraction was not really commensurate with its growing importance and
the accuracy of the results that are now being obtained. It is intended
to rectify the situation in the next Congress at Glasgow.
There was a considerable change of membership of the Commission this
year not only caused by retirements but also by the departure of the gas
electron diffraction members from this Commission to the newly titled Commission
on Structural Chemistry. It was also decided that the Commission should
have a Secretary and Dr D. L. Dorset was elected to this position.
In order to communicate with its community better and to publicize meetings
of particular interest in the field of electron diffraction, it was decided
to create a Web site. This is accessible at http://www.hwi.buffalo.edu/ACA/
under IUCr or at http://hobbes.hwi.buffalo.edu/~dorset/iucr.html.
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