The use of X-ray methods for the analysis of trace elements in environmental samples has become a modern tool for scientists around the world. With dedicated instrumentation, X-ray analyses of trace elements in environmental matrices can be successfully performed both at synchrotron facilities and in the lab.
This Symposium aims to inform the audience about the most recent developments in trace elements analysis in environmental samples with X-rays, available both at synchrotron beamlines and as laboratory instrumentation. In particular, the latest developments in X-ray technology (sources, optics, detectors) and sample preparation will be presented, as well as new X-ray based analytical methods for the analysis of trace elements in the environment.
New developments in the fields of X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, and X-ray absorption will be discussed, in both 2D and 3D applications, with a special emphasis on spatially resolved microscopic and submicroscopic analyses of minor and trace elements in environmental matrices.
The Symposium will be organized in oral and poster sessions, with invited keynote lectures. Three poster prizes, including an award certificate and prize money, will be awarded by IUPAC Division VI to young participants.
The Symposium, co-sponsored by IUPAC Division VI, Chemistry and the Environment, and by Bruker Nano Gmbh, is part of the International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE 2017)– www.icobte2017.ch
This Symposium is part of a project task group which includes Roberto Terzano (IT, chair), Koen Janssens (BE), Ryan Tappero (US), Melissa Anne Denecke (UK), Gerald Falkenberg (DE), David Paterson (AU), Bradley Miller (US), Armin Gross (DE), and Fang-Jie Zhao (CN)
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