Summary and Info
This workshop on Local Structure from Diffraction was organized to bring together leading researchers studying local structure using diffraction techniques. Surprisingly, there are few opportunities for the powder and single crystal diffuse scattering communities to come together in one place and discuss their common goals of local structure determination. This intimate and intensive workshop was held at the historic and picturesque Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan, USA from 10-14th August, 1997 and aimed at addressing that need. All the attendees were by invitation only; 25 of whom gave presentations at the meeting. There were also many animated and detailed private discussions. Seven different countries were represented with people coming from as far afield as Australia, Korea and Ukraine as well as a strong representation from Europe and North America.