The short course in x-ray absorption fine-structure (XAFS) spectroscopy will continue the annual NSLS tradition of gathering a group of scientists, active in the field, to share their expertise with those interested in learning basic and advanced applications of this technique. The course will be useful for those scientists who already have hands-on XAFS training in experiment and data analysis, and who would like to learn about advanced in situ capabilities. The course will include beamline experiments, lectures and data analysis sessions. This year's course is designed to attract members of several communities utilizing in situ techniques for catalysis science, electrochemistry, structural biology, and materials science. These different fields have many common challenges that include heterogeneity of the samples, design of experiments in a controlled environment, methods of analysis of time-resolved changes in the charge state and/or structure of atomic species, trapping and analyzing reaction intemediates, studying reaction kinetics, solving phase speciation problems etc.
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 18, 2009 to be considered for the course.
The course is almost closed out. There is still room in the course for those interested in structural biology experiments. The last day to fill out the application form on the left is September 10.