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EXSA Autumn School on Quantitative Methods in X-ray Spectrometry

Monday, 9 October 2017 to Wednesday, 11 October 2017

There will be a two and half day school on quantification in X-ray Spectrometry.

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 PhD and Postdocs with 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 autumn school is free of charge but the attendees are expected to finance their own travel and accommodation expenses.