School on Novel Experimental Methodologies for Synchrotron radiation

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From 17 to 28 November Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste and The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) hosted a two weeks School on Novel Experimental Methodologies for Synchrotron Radiation, jointly organized with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The course was addressed to 28 young motivated scientists with a Ph.D., or at least several years of research activity in the fields of Nano-Science and Environmental monitoring, coming from Europe, Asia, America and Africa. It aimed to introduce and demonstrate advanced analytical methodologies based on X-ray spectrometry with application in these fields.
“The introduction of environment-friendly energy sources and the diagnosis, monitoring and understanding of environmental problems – explained the organizers - are issues of high concern for developing countries due to the destructive impact of the growing industrialization. These problems in many cases can be tackled by novel technologies based on the development of nano-structured materials that can be fully characterized due to the remarkable properties of synchrotron radiation”.
The strong participation of Elettra, with eleven researchers involved as organizer, lecturers and speakers, highly contributed to the success of the school, that offered a balanced program composed by lectures, tutorials and practical hands-on training sessions at different beamlines including the newly developed X Ray Fluorescence beamline with the IAEA multipurpose endstation, the TwinMic and the XAFS. The School aimed to enhance the skills of participants in applying synchrotron radiation based on X-ray spectrometry techniques. It also represented an opportunity for young researchers from developing countries to utilize in a competitive manner the access mechanisms offered by Elettra, the IAEA and the ICTP.

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