Introductory and Tutorial Information on XAFS
Be sure to look at the Workshops Page for material from recent workshops. Many of these workshops have slides from talks posted on-line.
XAFS Tutorials and Overviews hosted off-site
XAFS Online Orientation, in interactive Flash-based tutorial produced by the National Synchrotron Light Source
XAFS Tutorials from Grant Bunker, at IIT
EXAFS Theory from Daresbury Lab, UK
XAS Overview from Iztok Arčon, University of Nova Gorica, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
A set of XAS tutorials with a biological science bent from Robert Scott's group at University of Georgia
A course presented by Jim Panner-Hahn at the University of Sydney, August-September, 2005
XAFS course from K. Klementiev, ALBA, Spain
Videos of lectures and demonstrations from an XAS training course at the Diamond Light Source, November 2011
XAFS Tutorials and Overviews hosted on xafs.org (PDF format except where noted)
Except where noted, these are PDF files containing sets of slides for an oral presentation
- Matt Newville's Tutorials: The last two files are companions to the longer write-up, containing similar material in a form more suitable for a lecture. This material (write-up, and the corresponding slides) is a work in progress. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
- Shelly Kelly's Tutorials:
XAFS Tutorials and Overviews in languages other than English
Introduction to XAFS from Yaning Xie, Senior Researcher at Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility (BSRF) and Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, China.
Information on Specific Topics in XAFS
Books and Review Articles
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X-ray Absorption: Principles, Applications, Techniques of EXAFS, SEXAFS, and XANES in Chemical Analysis vol. 92 edited by D.C. Koningsberger and R.Prins, John Wiley & Sons, 1988 amazon link
Basic Principles and Applications of EXAFS, Chapter 10 of Handbook of Synchrotron Radiation, pp 995--1014. E. A. Stern and S. M. Heald, edited by E. E. Koch, North-Holland, 1983. amazon link
Elements of Modern X-ray Analysis, Jens Als-Nielsen, Des McMorrow. John Wiley & Sons, 2001. This is an excellent book covers many aspects of x-ray and synchrotron science, includ ing a brief section on x-ray absorption, EXAFS, and dichroism. amazon link
Theoretical approaches to x-ray absorption fine structure J. J. Rehr and R. C. Albers, Reviews of Modern Physics Vol 72, pp. 621-892 (2000).
Analysis of Soils and Minerals Using X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Kelly, S.D., Hesterberg, D., and Ravel, B., in Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 5 -Mineralogical Methods, (A.L. Ulery and L.R. Drees, Eds.) p. 367. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI, USA, 2008.amazon link acompanhantes curitiba
Webcasts, screencasts, and other remote learning tools
Acronyms: A glossary of acronyms used in the x-ray absorption literature.