XFR Short CourseWestern University

Course Outline

This course is following an integrated concept of alternating lectures, hands on sessions as well as practical exercises. To measure progress and ensure all participants have understood important concepts, quick tests and quizzes are also included in the curriculum. Each week is concluded with a course attendance and performance certificate, which is well respected in industry.

Week I - Fundamentals, Instrumentation and Qualitative Analysis

It is open to all who are working or intend to work in X-ray spectrometric analysis. No previous knowledge or background in X-ray spectrometry is required.

Topics to be covered in Week I:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5 – Sample Preparation Workshop

Week II - Quantitative Analysis and Method Development

Week II is in a NEW format, concentrating on the practical Method Development aspect for new applications. The approach is following GLP guidelines and enriched with many real world examples from the experience of the lecturers. The aim is to ingrain the steps, thus giving the participants a framework and successful tools. Once completed, the participants will be more successful in developing methods and able to deliver better methods in a short time!

Week II is built on the fundamentals of XRF from Week I. Because of the intense and demanding nature of the program, prior attendance at Week I is required. In exceptional circumstances a participant may be accepted where their background and experience are considered equivalent.

Topics to be covered in Week II:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5 – Hands-On Method Development: "Work Smarter, Not Harder"