International Students Attend Annual APS/IIT XAFS Summer School

APS/IIT XAFS Summer School participants

Grant Bunker, physics professor and chair, and Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics, welcomed 25 students from five countries to IIT Main Campus for the annual APS/IIT XAFS Summer School, held July 8–12.

The school included a day of instruction on the beamlines at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory and lectures by experts from IIT, Argonne and the University of Notre Dame. X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy is an X-ray technique that allows researchers to learn precise structural information about materials. Bunker wrote the book Introduction to XAFS (Cambridge).