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CHESS Webinar on XRF Mapping Methods and Analysis
Friday, May 6, 2016
Cornell University • Ithaca, NY 14853
XRF Mapping Methods and Analysis
YouTube, Web. 6 May 2016.
Date: Friday, May 6
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 29 @ 5pm
Description: This 1-day web-based workshop will combine a conceptual introduction to x-ray fluorescence (XRF) mapping with practical guides to obtaining high quality, quantitative results, including step-by-step analysis on example data sets. The workshop will emphasize working with the Maia detector and GeoPIXE, but will briefly discuss other detectors, geometries, and software.
9:00am-Noon: Lecture-style webinars via WebEx screen sharing:
Introduction to XRF mapping at CHESS:
- Overview of CHESS XRF capabilities, proposals, and workflow
- Theory, Detection, and Data analysis
- Related techniques: XANES mapping, XRF tomography, XRD
- XRF mapping experiments: sample geometry, mounting, scan times
- Computing at CHESS: the CLASSE computing cluster
1:00-4:00: Analytical software demonstrations via WebEx screen sharing:
- Participants will follow along on their own computers as routine operations are demonstrated in a step-by-step fashion, with opportunities for Q&A as we proceed. The examples will principally focus on GeoPIXE with Maia detector data, but may possibly include use of PyMCA.
Who should participate?
This workshop is geared towards students, postdocs, faculty, and other researchers interested in CHESS beamtime to make use of XRF mapping in their ongoing research, or to evaluate the utility of XRF mapping in their future research.
More specifically, we envision two categories of participants:
- Researchers with moderate or significant experience with XRF and/or synchrotron research, who have submitted or intend to submit proposals for 24 hours or more beam time with the Maia detector.
- Researchers with little or no experience with XRF and/or synchrotron research, but are interested in training and up to 6 hours of beamtime to evaluate whether scanning XRF might be useful for their scientific research.
Will there be beamtime associated with this workshop?
Yes, but not coincident with it. Beamtime allocation will occur in one of two modes: Participants submitting their own full proposals (group A) will be scheduled through the normal scheduling process, and generally for periods of 24 hours or more. Participants in group B will be allotted a portion of pre-allocated beamtime on June 15, 16, or 17 at the F3 station.
All participants wishing to gain experience working with the software themselves must obtain a CLASSE user account, and will be responsible for verifying their remote access to the CLASSE compute cluster before the workshop.
Instructions for setting up remote access will be emailed upon registration. Links will also be provided for strongly recommended short video tutorials introducing the GeoPIXE data analysis workflow.
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