Advanced School on Application of Synchrotron Techniques in Environmental Science


15-26 Apri 2013 - ICTP, Leonardo Da Vinci Building, Trieste

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, J. Niemela), jointly with the Synchrotron-radiation for Experimental Science and Applications in Middle East (SESAME, H. HOORANI) laboratory, and Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste (M. Kiskinova), has organized the Advanced School focused on the role and impact of synchrotron radiation-based techniques in environmental science and related fields.

Scientists and students from all countries that are members of the United Nations, UNESCO or IAEA may attend the activity.

The main objective of the School is to introduce the participants to various synchrotron-based methods that can be applied to a variety of environmental problems. This is intended to be a comprehensive and "hands-on" course, providing participants not only with topical lectures, but also with practical training and other resources needed to enhance their abilities to adopt these methodologies and to effectively disseminate the results of their research.

The School program include the following synchrotron techniques, commonly used for addressing environmental problems:

• X-ray diffraction and scattering
• X-ray fluorescence
• X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
• X-ray imaging and spectromicroscopy.

The event’s schedule includes invited talks and lectures by leading experts in synchrotron light, including 8 Elettra researchers. There will also be practical sessions, which will largely take place at the Elettra Synchrotron Laboratory.


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