Scope of the event
EXSA's main objective to promote innovation and cooperation of X-ray spectroscopists and analysts within Europe will be pursued by this event, which takes place in Berlin in October this year.
There will be a two and a half day school on quantification in X-ray spectrometry followed by a two-day workshop on this topic and the meeting of the FP initiative.
Providing high-quality training to younger scientists in quantification in X-ray spectrometry and giving a forum at the workshop to interact within the community will allow for discussion between, academic and industrial scientists.
Recognized experts will give lectures and Hands-on trainings in the following topics:
- Fundamentals of X-ray – matter interaction
- Quantification in Bulk analysis, Sherman/Fujino
- Quantification of Stratified materials
- Spectra evaluation
- Monte Carlo Methods
- Modeling X-ray tubes and solid state detectors
The autumn school targets students in their latest stage of master studies, PhD students and PostDocs with understanding of X-Ray Spectrometry.
The Workshop targets scientists from academia and industry facing challenges in quantification in X-ray spectrometry. Beside the presentation of experts the workshop will give a platform for discussions between the participants.
- 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 school starting Monday morning is aimed to help the attendants to develop their skills with XRF quantification, to give them tools to understand the calibration procedures, discuss limits of detection and quantification, and provide practical knowledge on the different approaches, methods, and algorithms developed towards quantification for a given system. Experts in the field will give lectures on the fundamentals of X-ray Fluorescence Analysis, will introduce the problems of quantitative XRF determination and will provide deep insights into the quantification methods and tools. Practical sessions on the available approaches and software will follow these theoretical aspects.
The course is designed specifically for Ph.D. students and Postdocs with an understanding of XRF. Attendants are expected to bring their own PC to allow for practical tutorials. An expert talk and a poster session (Wednesday morning) in the following workshop will be organized within the scope of this quantification school to foster the interactions between the participants. It will, therefore, provide an interdisciplinary forum for young scientists working in the field of X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry to discuss and exchange problems and ideas on the challenges and progress of XRF quantification analysis.
The posters should be prepared in A0 portrait format. Please refer to this template to see the maximum possible size.
The autumn school is free of charge but the attendees are expected to finance their own travel and accommodation expenses.
- June 30, 2017: application deadline
- July 31, 2017: information to the accepted attendees
- August 15, 2017: submission deadline for poster abstract
- October 9(morning)-11(lunchtime), 2017: Autumn School in Berlin