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Introduction to XAFS: Experiment, Theory, Data Analysis

October 30 - November 1, 2008

The short course in X-ray absorption fine-structure (XAFS) spectroscopy will be offered on October 30-November 1 at the NSLS, continuing the annual tradition of gathering a group of scientists, active in the field, to share their expertise with those interested in using XAFS in their research. The course will be geared toward the beginners who have overall familiarity with other structural techniques and have read basic literature about XAFS but need hands-on practice. The course will have beamline experiments, lectures by experts in the field, tutorials and data analysis sessions. Emphasis will be made on applications of EXAFS and XANES to typical problems in nanocatalysis, environmental, materials and life sciences.

To participate in the workshop, you must have a valid BNL ID. If you do not have a valid BNL ID, please submit a request by registering in the BNL Guest Information System. Approval can take up to 45-90 days, therefore non-us citizens must register prior to September 29, 2008 to be considered for the course.

While applications are being reviewed, it is advised that all non-US citizens register as soon as possible.

Accomodations: Participants can make housing reservations by contacting the housing department directly at: or 631-344-2541. When making reservations please use the following confirmation number: 184022.

Organizing Committee: F. Alamgir, S. Calvin, A. Frenkel, J. Kirkland, S. Khalid, N. Marinkovic, K. Pandya, B. Ravel, J. Rehr, T. Tyson, Q. Wang, and J. Woicik

For more information please contact Anatoly Frenkel (