Introductory and Tutorial Information on XAFS

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XAFS Tutorials and Overviews

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.
  • attachment:Newville_xas_fundamentals.pdf The Fundamentals of XAFS (PDF format): a ~40 page introduction to XAFS, aimed at the advanced undergraduate level.

  • attachment:Newville_Intro.pdf Fundamentals of X-ray Absorption Fine Structure, a set of slides for an oral presentation.

  • attachment:Newville_Expt.pdf Anatomy of an XAFS Experiment, a set of slides for an oral presentation.

Shelly Kelly's Tutorials
  • attachment:Basics_of_XAFS_to_chi.pdf The Basics of processing chi(k) data in Athena (PDF format): a presentation introducing the basics of processing chi(k) data in Athena.

  • attachment:Basics_of_XAFS_analysis.pdf The Basics of modeling EXAFS spectra in Artemis, a presentation introducing the basics of modeling EXAFS spectra in Artemis.

Bruce Ravel's Tutorials
  • attachment:hbcu.pdf X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy in the Physical and Biological Sciences (PDF format): a short introductory presentation for an audience seeing XAS for the first time

  • attachment:iiss.pdf Introduction to Inner Shell Spectroscopy (PDF format): a longer introduction to XAS and XRF originally written for a [ synchrotron summer school] at the [ CLS].

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