Saclay, Paris, France – October 23-27, 2023

EXSA, the European X-ray Spectrometry Association (with members worldwide) is a non-profit association, thriving in promoting innovation and cooperation between X-ray spectroscopists and analysts and being also a collaborating and networking platform for our members from academia, industry and metrology institutes. EXSA aims to improve the interface between the academic and industrial sector and to promote X-ray spectrometry modules in European university curricula. EXSA and the Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel (LNE-LNHB) co-organize this October 23-27, 2023, close to C.E.A. Saclay (France), a school and workshop week event in Quantification Methods in X-ray Spectrometry, in line with those of the series organized in 2017 and 2019.

October 23-25, 2023
October 25-27, 2023
The school will dispense high-quality education via lectures and hands-on training sessions on various quantification aspects in X-ray Spectrometry.
The attendees are encouraged to participate in the workshop, in order to make use of the interdisciplinary platform created for strengthening their interactions within the XRS community.
For who?
Young scientists at the graduated, PhD or early post-doc levels. The basic notions of interaction of X-ray with matter are required to make use of the lectures.
The school is free to attend, and limited to 20 persons.

School Program
  • Interactions of X-ray with matter
  • Quantitative methods for various types of matrices in industrial XRF
  • X-ray tubes and Detectors
  • High resolution spectroscopies
  • Metrology & Uncertainties
  • Hands-on: Spectral Analysis, Simulations, Bayesian Code / FP
The workshop aims at fostering the interaction between young scientists and experienced researchers, as well as between academic and industrial scientists. It will constitute excellent networking and knowledge-exchange possibilities, and a platform to advance the debate on the current challenges in XRF quantification.

Workshop Topics
  • Quantitative X-ray absorption spectroscopy
  • High resolution X-ray spectroscopies
  • Trace analysis incl. GIXRF, GEXRF and TXRF
  • Novel materials
  • Environmental applications
  • Sample preparation in XRF analysis
  • Quantitative high-resolution and/or spatially resolved XRF (2D and 3D)
  • Quantification with Monte-Carlo and with Fundamental Parameter methods
  • Fundamental Parameters

Important deadlines:
  • School Application: September 22nd, 2023
  • Notification, Registration & Abstract submission: September 30th, 2023