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Fundamentals of XAFS

a ~40 page introduction to XAFS, aimed at the advanced undergraduate level
(Revision 1.7 July 23, 2004).

Matthew Newville
Consortium for Advanced Radiation Sources University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

[Detail] Downloadable pdf


Principles of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Applications to Environmental Science

Advanced school on Synchrotron Techniques In Environmental Scientific Projects
(Trieste – Italy, 15-26 April 2013)

Giuliana Aquilanti

[Detail] Downloadable pdf


IUCr 2014 XAFS Tutorial for crystallographers and beginners
      (Montreal, August 5, 2014)

A one-­day, free Tutorial Workshop on XAFS titled "IUCr 2014 XAFS Tutorial for crystallographers and beginners" was held on August 5, 2014, in Montreal as a satellite event for the XXIII International Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr2014, Montreal, August 6-­14, 2014,



EXCURVE tutorial

Martin C. Feiters
Dept. Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Faculty of Science, Radboud University Nijmegen

Based on Feiters & Meyer-Klaucke (2013) BioXA Chapter 6. Practical Approaches to Biological Inorganic Chemistry (R.R. Crinchton and R. Louro, Editors, 2013).

* About EXCURVE(downloadable pdf)

* C2-EXAFS (an easy-to-use interface to the Excurve program)


The following materials are downloadable by the courtesy of the author, Prof. Paolo Fornasini, Dipartimento di Fisica - Universita' di Trento, Via Sommarive 14, 38123 Povo (Trento), Italy

X-ray absorption spectroscopy Part 1& Part 2
Paolo Fornasini, XII International School on Synchrotron Radiation, Grado, Sep. 16-27, 2013


The following materials are downloadable by the courtesy of the author, Prof. Grant Bunker, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Preparation of XAFS Samples

Interpreting XANES

Documents concerning the IUCr 2011 XAFS Tutorial for crystallographers
and beginners held in Madrid on August 22, 2011 are available on the
website of the IUCr Commission on XAFS.


These materials are kindly provided by the courtesy of by F. d'Acapito
ESRF-GILDACRG CNR-INFM-OGG 6, Rue Jules Horowitz F-38043 Grenoble.

Introduction to ab-initio methods for EXAFS data analysis


a. Introduction to the X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS)
b. Exercise on InAs EXAFS data


GNXAS tutorial materials

The following materials are provided by the courtesy of the XAS group at Camerino University.

Documentation, downloading and data-analysis examples of the multiple-scattering GNXAS data-analysis method can be found at the site .

Full data-analysis examples:

Documentation and manuals:

GNXAS School: