X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) Workshop

Jun 09. till Jun 11.

X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) Workshop

This online 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 XANES spectroscopy but it will mainly focus on how to process and analyse EXAFS data from a "starting from scratch" level.

09/06/20212021-06-09T10:00:00 - 11/06/20212021-06-11T16:00:00
10:00 - 16:00
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Workshop overview

The aim of this workshop is to teach new and nearly new users of the Diamond spectroscopy beamlines:

  • how to process and analyse EXAFS data using the package Demeter from a "starting from scratch" level (this is the main part of the course).
  • a brief introduction to XANES spectroscopy.

Delivered by beamline staff, the workshop will be hosted online via Zoom and consist of a mixture of lectures and practical 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.

As this is a virtual event, workshop attendees are recommended to have the following equipment:

  • A stable internet connection
  • A Windows PC (or a computer with Athena/Artemis already installed)
  • Webcam (if not already integrated into your device)
  • Microphone (if not already integrated into your webcam or device)

The programs taught in this workshop are freely available in Windows and Linux form. It is possible to get them to run on a Mac but this requires some expertise.

Provisional agenda

Click the button below to download the workshop agenda (subject to some minor possible change). Please also note that the workshop will be run according to British Summer Time (BST) UK time zone.



There is no fee to attend this online workshop, however spaces are limited to 30 participants. Therefore, attendance will be subject to an application process and only one person per research group will be selected. 

Applications are now closed.

Contact the organisers

If you have any queries relating to this workshop, please contact the Diamond Events Team who will be able to help.

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