SSRL will conduct the 2018 SSRL Summer School on Synchrotron X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy between August 13 and August 16. The four-day session will provide training in XAS and EXAFS theory, experimental design, data acquisition strategies and FEFF based EXAFS data analysis useful to both new and experienced users. This year's school will include training material for SSRL's expanding Chemical Catalysis user base and a one-day session at the beamlines will focus on sample preparation and advanced experimental instrumentation for standard and in-situ/ in-operando measurements. Data processing and analysis techniques will be covered on subsequent days and will include introductions to EXAFS data fitting on simple systems leading into more involved data analysis methods to tackle difficult problems. The focus of this years analysis sessions will be on advanced EXAFS fitting and interpretation. A half-day session will be targeted towards experienced users and will include lectures on near-edge analysis techniques, combining advanced spectroscopic techniques with EXAFS and guidelines for proper reporting of EXAFS data.
Students and researchers wishing to participate in the Summer School must first apply to attend through the school web portal and should select either Imaging or EXAFS hands-on data analysis session. Once accepted, the participant will be informed to follow the requirements for the registration process. Space is limited and interested participants are requested to submit an application early. The deadline to submit an application is May 20th, 2018 and accepted participants will be notified by May 30th, 2018 to register on the portal.
The Summer School will be chaired by SSRL Staff Scientist Ritimukta Sarangi with extensive support from several SSRL personnel. The Summer School will be held at SSRL with additional facilities used at the SLAC National Acceleratory Laboratory site. Funding for the SMB Summer School program is provided by NIH, DOE-BES, and DOE-BER.
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