X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) Data Analysis Workshop 2022

Jun 06. till Jun 08.

XAS Data Analysis Workshop 2022

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

The main aim of this workshop is to train new users to effectively process and analyze their data.

06/06/20222022-06-06 - 08/06/20222022-06-08
Diamond Light Source, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire (UK)


Diamond Light Source will host the 2022 XAS data analysis workshop from early afternoon on Monday, 6th June until mid-afternoon on Wednesday 8th June.

The aim of the 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. 

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, 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. Accommodation at Ridgeway House (the on-site guest house) and all meals are also provided by Diamond. Applicants are however required to cover the cost of their transport to and from Diamond's Harwell Campus.

Final Programme

Click the button below to download the workshop agenda (subject to some minor possible changes). Please also note that the workshop timings are in British Summer Time (BST) UK time zone.



Accommodation for XAS2022 has been booked at Ridgeway House, Diamond's onsite accommodation for users. It provides a place to rest for those working overnight or for longer periods. Ridgeway House offers comfortable rooms and free onsite parking within easy walking distance to the synchrotron and Diamond House where the event is taking place. 

All rooms are equipped with flat screen televisions, internet access, 24 hour security, private en suite bathroom, hairdryers, radio alarm clocks, blackout blinds and tea and coffee making facilities.

Ridgeway House has a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, seating 64 guests. Breakfast, which is included in the room price, is served in the dining area, and comprises either a fully cooked English breakfast or a continental style breakfast. There is a leisure room on the second floor where guests can relax and enjoy chess, pool, darts, and a 42" plasma television.

Please find directions to Ridgeway House here. 

Parking on Campus

Due to a large number of building works on site, parking on the Harwell Campus is extremely limited and visitors’ parking cannot be guaranteed. We strongly recommend travelling by public transport, where possible, if you are attending an event at Diamond.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Find here more information on how to get to Diamond by Public Transport.


Applications have now closed for this event.


Please note, at 5pm BST on Friday, 22nd April 2022 the form will close and we will not be accepting any applications after this date.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome week commencing 9th May 2022 and will need to register to formally accept their place.

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