The main topics will be:

  • Production and properties of Synchrotron Radiation;
  • Basics of the interaction between matter and radiation;
  • X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (EXAFS and XANES);
  • X-ray Diffraction (single crystal and powder diffraction, anomalous scattering);
  • Small angle X-ray scattering;
  • Photoemission (from valence and from core levels; angular, time and spin resolved);
  • IR spectroscopy and microscopy;
  • Imaging;
  • Data analysis on X-ray Absorption, Powder Diffraction and Core Level Photoemission Spectroscopy experiments
  • Applications in many fields (materials, nanoscience, catalysis, earth science, environmental science, cultural heritage, biology and medicine).