X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy Workshop

Mar 19. till Mar 21.

XAS Workshop March 2018

The workshop is intended for new users of Diamond spectroscopy beamlines with a basic understanding of X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS).
The workshop will include a brief introduction to the XAS stations at Diamond and how to process and analyse XAS data from a "starting from scratch" level.

19/03/20182018-03-19 - 21/03/20182018-03-21
Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK


Diamond Light Source will hold the 10th XAS analysis workshop in March 2018. The course will run from lunchtime on Monday 19th March until mid-afternoon on Wednesday 21st March.
The aim of the workshop is to teach new and nearly new users of the Diamond spectroscopy beamlines:
  • a brief introduction to the XAS stations at Diamond, 
  • how to process and analyse EXAFS data from a "starting from scratch" level (this is the main part of the course).
The course will be delivered by Diamond staff and consists of a mixture of lectures and workshop sessions designed to teach participants the basics of data processing and analysis using the latest PC versions of Athena and Artemis in the package Demeter.
The workshop aspect requires access to a laptop and attendees are requested to bring their own laptops, although a number of Diamond computers are available for applicants who don't have access to one. The programs are freely available in Windows and Linux form. It is possible to get them to run on a Mac but this requires some expertise.
There is no fee for the course. Meals and accommodation at Ridgeway House, the on-site guest house are also provided free of charge.  Applicants are required to cover the cost of their transport to and from Diamond. 


The registration is now closed.

Successful applicants will be informed by the 6th February 2018.

Provisional Programme

Monday 19th March 2018
13:00 Lecture 1: XAS theory - Shu Hayama
13:30 Lecture 2: XAS experiment  - Shu Hayama                              
14:00 Coffee break
14:15 Lecture 3: Athena Part 1 - Giannantonio Cibin
15:00 Practice session 1
16:00 Lecture 4: Athena Part 2 - Giannantonio Cibin
16:45 Practice session 2
18:00 End of day one
18:00 Dinner


Tuesday 20th March 2018
09:00 Lecture 5: XANES, PCA & LCF - Diego Gianolio
10:00 Practice session 3
11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Lecture 6: Artemis 1- Fred Mosselmans
12:30 Lunch
13:20 Practice session 4
14:30 Lecture 7: Artemis 2 - Fred Mosselmans
16:00 Coffee break
16:15 Practice session 5
18:00 End of day two                                                                      
18:00 Dinner


Wednesday 21st March 2018
09:00 Lecture 8: Advanced topics 1 - Fred Mosselmans
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Practice session 6
11:30 Lecture 9: Advanced topics 2 - Fred Mosselmans
12:15 Lunch
13:00 Practice session 7
14:30 Lecture 10: Advanced XANES Analysis - Diego Gianolio
15:00 Practice session 8
16:00 End of meeting                                                                    

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