General Lab Information

About this Course

X-ray absorption spectroscopy is a core technique of the DOE synchrotron user facilities and attracts diverse scientific communities. This 3-day course offered by NSLS-II experts will introduce XAS data analysis for new and prospective users and provide an opportunity to perform real experiments at NSLS-II XAS beamlines. The first day will be devoted to fundamentals of XAS analysis, data reduction and processing, and basics of XAS experiments and instrumentation.

Participants will be trained hands-on on XAS data analysis of increasing complexity. Modern XAS methods such as high-resolution spectroscopy will also be introduced. On the third day, the participants will participate in the experiments at XAS beamlines and analyze the data they collect.

This course will be limited to 35 participants.

Course Instructors

  • To be announced

Local Organizers

  • Lu Ma
  • Bruce Ravel
  • Eli Stavitski

Course Sponsors

  • National Synchrotron Light Source II, BNL
  • NSLS-II Users' Executive Committee


This event does not have a hotel room block. Participants should make their hotel reservation. When booking your reservation, you may need to guarantee your room with a credit card. Remember to ask about their cancellation policy and if they offer shuttle service. Details

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Important Dates

January 19, 2024 Course enrollment opens
January 31, 2024 Course enrollment closes
February 1, 2024 Notification of enrollment acceptance (by e-mail)
February 2, 2024 General registration (for accepted participants) opens
February 8, 2024 Additional registration deadline for all participants who do not have an active appointment with Brookhaven Lab. You will be directed to the appropriate form once you have completed the event registration.
February 8, 2024 Registration (for accepted participants) closes

Course Information

Note: This event falls under Exemption D (Formal classroom training held at Federal facilities, which does not exhibit indicia of a formal conference as outlined in the Conference/Event Exemption Request Form.) Participation is contingent on application acceptance.