EXAFS for beginners – apply latest August 30

Event Dates: 2019-09-25 to 2019-10-04   

The course is arranged by SLU in collaboration with the Balder beamline at MAX IV. It is open for Ph.D. students and scientists who would like to learn more about the EXAFS method. After the course, you will be able to plan an experiment, write an application for beamtime using EXAFS, and have the knowledge required to analyze your data. You will also get 4 hp for completing the course.

Location

MAX IV, Lund (September 25-26, 2019) and SLU, Uppsala (September 28-October 4, 2019)

Contact and application

Apply by sending an email to Ingmar Persson at SLU, latest August 30

 

Tentative schedule for the course

Wednesday September 25, 2019, MAX IV

12.45-13.00 Get together in the reception at MAX IV, Fotongatan 2, Lund

13.00-13.15 Welcome to MAX IV

13.15-13.30 Safety information and rules when at MAX IV

13.30-14.15 Guided tour at MAX IV

14.15-15.15 Synchrotrons and insertion devices

15.15-16.00 The build-up of hard X-ray absorption beamlines (optics and detectors)

16.15-17.00 Presentation of Balder, the hard X-ray absorption spectroscopy beamline at MAX IV

17.15-18.00 EXAFS – a brief introduction

 

Thursday September 26, 2019, MAX IV

Group 1:

08.00-09.45 Sample preparation, theory and laboratory exercise

09.45-10.00 Break

10.00-12.30 XAFS experiment at the Balder beamline

Group 2:

10.00-11.45 Sample preparation, theory and laboratory exercise

11.45-13.00 Lunch break

12.30-15.00 XAFS experiment at the Balder beamline

Group 3:

13.00-14.45 Sample preparation, theory and laboratory exercise

14.45-15.00 Break

15.00-17.30 XAFS experiment at the Balder beamline

Group 4:

15.30-17.15 Sample preparation, theory and laboratory exercise

17.15-17.30 Break

17.30-20.00 XAFS experiment at the Balder beamline

 

Friday September 27, 2019

Travel to Uppsala

 

Saturday September 28, 2019, Lecture hall X, Ulls hus, SLU, Uppsala

08.15-10.00 Experimental design, possible and impossible experiments

10.15-12.00 Overview of EXAFS data analysis, preparation and check of computers

12.00-13.15 Lunch

13.15-17.00 Theory hard X-ray absorption spectroscopy

 

Sunday September 29, 2019, Lecture hall X, Ulls hus, SLU, Uppsala

08.15-12.00 Theory hard X-ray absorption spectroscopy, continued

12.00-13.15 Lunch

13.15-17.00 Introduction to the EXAFSPAK program package, and basic data analysis

 

Monday September 30, 2019, Lecture hall R, Ulls hus, SLU, Uppsala

08.15-12.00 Theory hard X-ray absorption spectroscopy, continued

12.00-13.15 Lunch

13.15-17.00 Data analysis with EXAFSPAK

 

Tuesday October 1, 2019, Lecture hall X, Ulls hus, SLU, Uppsala

08.15-12.00 Theory hard X-ray absorption spectroscopy, continued

12.00-13.15 Lunch

13.15-15.00 Check of data using the Athena program

15.00-17.00 Free time for reading and doing exercises

 

Wednesday October 2, 2019, Lecture hall X, Ulls hus, SLU, Uppsala

08.15-12.00 Data analysis with EXAFSPAK

12.00-13.15 Lunch

13.15-15.00 Data analysis with EXAFSPAK

15.00-17.00 Free time for reading and doing exercises

 

Thursday October 3, 2019, Lecture hall X, Ulls hus, SLU, Uppsala

08.15-10.00 Hours for questions, theory and data analysis

10.15-12.00 Data analysis, own work under supervision

12.00-13.15 Lunch

13.15-14.00 Course evaluation

14.00-17.00 Free time for reading and doing exercises

 

Friday October 4, 2019, Lecture hall L, Undervisningshuset, SLU, Uppsala

08.00-12.00 Examination, theory and data analysis