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Introductory and Tutorial Information on XAFS

Be sure to look at the Workshops Page for material from recent workshops. Many of these workshops have slides from talks posted on-line.

XAFS Tutorials and Overviews hosted off-site

XAFS Tutorials and Overviews hosted on xafs.org (PDF format except where noted)

Except where noted, these are PDF files containing sets of slides for an oral presentation

XAFS Tutorials and Overviews in languages other than English

  • Introduction to XAFS from Yaning Xie, Senior Researcher at Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility (BSRF) and Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, China.

Information on Specific Topics in XAFS

Books and Review Articles

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  • Introduction to XAFS: A Practical Guide to X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy, Grant Bunker, 2010, Cambridge University Press, amazon link

  • X-ray Absorption: Principles, Applications, Techniques of EXAFS, SEXAFS, and XANES in Chemical Analysis vol. 92 edited by D.C. Koningsberger and R.Prins, John Wiley & Sons, 1988 amazon link

  • Basic Principles and Applications of EXAFS, Chapter 10 of Handbook of Synchrotron Radiation, pp 995--1014. E. A. Stern and S. M. Heald, edited by E. E. Koch, North-Holland, 1983. amazon link

  • Elements of Modern X-ray Analysis, Jens Als-Nielsen, Des McMorrow. John Wiley & Sons, 2001. This is an excellent book covers many aspects of x-ray and synchrotron science, includ ing a brief section on x-ray absorption, EXAFS, and dichroism. amazon link

  • Theoretical approaches to x-ray absorption fine structure J. J. Rehr and R. C. Albers, Reviews of Modern Physics Vol 72, pp. 621-892 (2000).

  • Analysis of Soils and Minerals Using X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Kelly, S.D., Hesterberg, D., and Ravel, B., in Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 5 -Mineralogical Methods, (A.L. Ulery and L.R. Drees, Eds.) p. 367. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI, USA, 2008.amazon link acompanhantes curitiba

Webcasts, screencasts, and other remote learning tools

Other Stuff

Acronyms: A glossary of acronyms used in the x-ray absorption literature.