Short Course: Methods and Applications of X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy

November 13 - 15, 2014

Methods and Applications of X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy

The short course will be offered on November 13-15 at Brookhaven National Laboratory.  It continues the annual tradition of gathering a group of scientists, active in the field, to share their expertise with those interested in learning about the use of X-ray absorption spectroscopy methods in their research.

This year it will be an introductory course.  The focus will be on theory of XANES and EXAFS, sample preparation, data analysis and modeling, as well as applications to a broad range of fields, from catalysis, to materials to environmental science to structural biology.  With the new 'NSLS-II' light source just about to begin its user science program by the time of the workshop, the course participants will benefit from learning about unique characteristics of its beamlines, such as improved time, space and energy resolution, and the new research opportunities that emerge.

Course Instructors:  K. Attenkofer (BNL), S. Khalid (BNL), Q. Wang (Binghamton U.), A. Frenkel (Yeshiva U.), Y. Li (Yeshiva U.), J. Liu (Yeshiva U.), M. Porosoff (Columbia U.), A. Karim (Virginia Tech), N. Marinkovic (U. Delaware), B. Ravel (NIST), S. Calvin (Sarah Lawrence College), D. Haskel (ANL), S. Heald (ANL), E. Farquhar (CWRU)

Application Deadline:  September 1, 2014

Note:  Course enrollment is limited to 45 participants.  Submitting your application does not guarantee your acceptance in the short course.

Registration Fee: $200.00
Registration fees may be used toward unallowable expenses.

Anatoly Frenkel, Professor
Department of Physics, Yeshiva University