EXRS 2018: Call for abstracts published

Monday, February 5th, 2018

On the website of this year’s European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry (EXRS 2018) in Ljubljana, Slovenia the abstract submission is now open. As for the last EXRS conferences and EXSA’s workshop on quantitative methods in XRS the platform is in use to handle the abstracts. Please find instructions and the template at The abstracts have to be submitted by March 31, 2018.

EXSA Autumn School and Workshop on quantitative methods in X-ray spectrometry

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

In the second week of October, the first Autumn School of the European X-ray Spectrometry Association coorganized by EXSA, PTB and TU Berlin took place in combination with a workshop and a meeting of the Fundamental Parameter Initiative. Around 75 colleagues, 25 students among them, participated in a week of vivid debate and scientific exchange on the subject of “Quantitative Methods in X-ray Spectrometry”. Two days of lectures introduced the students to the subject while the workshop comprised talks about related current research and two lively discussions, one on Fundamental Parameters and the other on micro-XRF imaging.

Bestowal of the poster prize to Malte Wansleben (left) by EXSA president Michael Kolbe (right)

Additionally, the time dedicated to the posters presentation has encountered a great success and has provided an excellent platform for the attendees to showcase scientific research that complemented oral sessions running during the workshop. A poster prize has been organized to recognize a Ph.D. student who demonstrated high-quality research presented in a poster format and highlighted the scientific perspectives of the work. It was awarded to Malte L. Wansleben, Ph.D. student in PTB’s X-ray spectrometry group, for his work on “A compact and calibratable von-Hamos X-Ray Spectrometer based on full-cylindrical HAPG mosaic crystals”.

As the response of the community, both academic and industrial, to this first EXSA event of that kind has been overwhelmingly positive, a continuation of this activity is being considered.

EXRS 2016: Proceedings published in X-ray Spectrometry

Friday, September 1st, 2017

The Proceedings of EXRS-2016 have now been published in two issues of X-ray Spectrometry this year. The first part is published in the March/April issue and the second part in the September/October issue.

Conference on process oriented x-ray analysis (PRORA)

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

The deadline for abstract submission and early-bird registration for the Conference on process oriented x-ray analysis (PRORA) organized on a biannual base in Berlin-Adlershof, Germany is approaching. Only three days are left until August 25, 2017.
To submit an abstract and/or register for the event please visit this website.

EXRS 2018 website launched

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Information about next year’s European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry (EXRS 2018) in Ljubljana, Slovenia can be found at The conference will take place June 24 -29, 2018 and the abstracts have to be submitted by March 31, 2018.

EXSA workshop on Quantitative methods in X-ray Spectrometry: Call for Abstracts

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

In October this year the European X-ray Spectrometry Association (EXSA) organises a Workshop on Quantitative Methods in X-Ray Spectrometry.

This workshop is connected to an Autumn School for graduate students and PostDocs on the same topic and will be held in Berlin, October 11 to 13, 2017.

We are happy that we could win experts in the field to give lectures at the Autumn School and distinguished scientists (Ioanna Mantouvalou, Mauro Guerra, Björn De Samber, Yves Kayser) to give invited talks at the Workshop. We could convince Peter Brouwer to give the keynote lecture on Quantitative FP-XRF beyond Sherman’s equation.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts and younger scientists from academia and industry  to present and discuss recent advances, research results and perspectives in different fields of applications including


  • In-situ metrology (for bio and energy materials)
  • High-resolution (local) μ-XRF
  • High-resolution (angular) GI/E-XRF
  • Quantification with Monte Carlo methods
  • Quantification with fundamental parameter approach
  • Fundamental parameters


This EXSA event providing high quality training to younger scientists in quantification in X-ray spectrometry and giving a forum to interact within the community will allow for discussion between, academic and industrial scientists being an excellent platform for networking and knowledge exchange.

Beside the scientific presentations two panel / round table discussions regarding

  • When will we have better Fundamental Parameters? What is their benefit?
  • Quantitative X-­ray microscopy ­ can we get more than images?

are organised. Michael Mantler and Birgit Kanngießer could be convinced to chair these discussions.

Contributions for oral and poster presentations are very welcome. The Abstract submission is open and available at the “EasyChair” platform. Abstract submission deadline is August 15, 2017.

For further information please check the workshop’s website at or contact us (

Autumn School and Workshop Quantitative Methods in X-Ray Spectrometry

Friday, February 10th, 2017

A two and a half day school on Quantitative methods in X-ray Spectrometry will be held in Berlin
on October 9-11, 2017 followed by a two day workshop (October 11/12) on the same subject. Dispensing high quality training on quantification in X-ray spectrometry and providing an interdisciplinary forum to young scientists during the workshop will foster the interactions within the community and will allow discussions between academic and industrial scientists on the current challenges of XRF quantification.
Recognized experts will give lectures at the autumn school.
For further information see and the flyer.

General Assembly 2017 at ALTECH

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

In line with the feedback of EXSA members the executive committee decided to have the 2017 General Assembly of EXSA during the ALTECH 2017 symposium at the E-MRS spring meeting in Strasbourg May 22 – 26, 2017. Currently the submission of abstracts for this conference is open. Please find the Call for abstracts here. The deadline is January 18, 2017.

EXRS conference 2018

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Yesterday the International Advisory Committee of the EXRS conference series announced the place for the EXRS 2018. It will be hosted by the colleagues from the Jožef Stefan Institute and take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

EXRS2016 – Call for papers

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Welcome to submit your abstract for the 2016 edition of the European Conference on X-Ray Spectrometry (EXRS2016) to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, between 19 and 24 June, 2016. All the necessary information can be found here.
Deadline for abstract submission is April 8th while deadline for early registration is May 15th.

The EXRS2016 conference is devoted to the exchange of information and experience on the emerging and innovative techniques in the field of X-ray spectrometry and related areas. The conference will provide a framework in which scientists of various research areas will be able to convene and discuss X-ray techniques and their successful applications. A rich scientific and social program will allow experienced experts, young scientists, and industrial exhibitors to exchange views and start new collaborative projects.

Learn more about the conference at Explore the site to convince yourself and your colleagues that this is the conference you shouldn’t miss!

Please circulate this invitation in your organization and in your networks. You may use the conference poster for this.

The conference is hosted by University of Gothenburg. The University of Gothenburg meets societal challenges with diverse knowledge and offers a large and inspiring place to work and study, with a continuous flow of new knowledge and ideas. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from all around the world.

Welcome to EXRS2016 in Gothenburg, a city on the Swedish west coast at the mouth of Göta river and just inside a marvelous archipelago. Gothenburg was founded in 1621 and through the years has grown to a city with 550 000 inhabitants; the second largest city in Sweden. It is easy to reach by train, car and plane.

Hope to see you in Gothenburg in June!
Prof. Johan Boman (EXRS2016 Chair)