SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy: Office of Science

2014 SMB Imaging Summer School
July 11-15 2014

Maps & Directions
Visiting SLAC

The 1st SSRL SXRMI (Synchrotron X-ray MicroXAS Imaging) School will provide a practical users' guide to planning and conducting microXAS imaging experiments at SSRL beam lines. Students will participate in hands-on sessions at the beam lines, including on the following facilities: hard x-ray microXAS imaging (BL2-3), hard x-ray mesoprobe XAS imaging (BL10-2), and the newest microXAS imaging "tender" energy beam line (BL14-3). The hands-on sessions will be paired with several sessions of data analysis and data mining of imaging data. The School will also cover new instrumentation and techniques at SSRL microXAS imaging beam lines and will include topics that can only be learned by direct access and experience at the facility through on-the-experiment training.

This school will provide a practical users' guide to planning and conducting microscale imaging and spectroscopy measurements at SSRL beam lines, and will cover important techniques including x-ray fluorescence imaging, microscale and mesoscale x-ray absorption spectroscopy, as well as hard and tender x-ray experimental ranges. The school will address topics that are not commonly included in text books or class lectures, and typically obtained only through on-the-experiment training. There will be:

  • Introductory session to SSRL imaging beam lines
  • Sessions of sample preparation tips, tricks and experimental planning
  • Hands-on sessions at SSRL beam lines
  • Sessions of data processing and analysis
  • Sessions of spectroscopy theory

The school will also cover new instrumentation at SSRL imaging beam lines.

Organizing Chairs: Sam Webb, Courtney Roach

This school has been made possible with support from the NIH-NIGMS, DOE-BER and DOE-BES.

Agenda: 2014 SMB Imagaing Agenda

Software Packages

Links to some of the appropriate software analysis packages are provided here for reference. Participants should download and install prior to attending the school. Participants will learn which programs are appropriate for various experimental techniques and how to use them during the school.