COST ACTION CA18130

TXRF Journal Club

BY U. FITTSCHEN [DE]

This Journal Club is born to keep in contact and exchange research on a regular basis among the “Friends of TXRF”.

As you are all aware, and most of you are directly impacted, many Universities and other entities are greatly scaling back their on-site activities because of COVID-19, in addition to the numerous conference cancellations. The slowing of research and research collaborations has a negative effect on progress for all of us, but especially for the training of our students.

You are invited to attend a monthly 45 minute *remote* academic journal club lecture and 15 minutes of discussion on research in TXRF, broadly defined. This will be done under the umbrella of the EU COST Action CA18130 ENFORCE-TXRF initiative and is open to everyone interested in TXRF.

One lecture each month and senior lectures presenting two months in a row and the third month dedicated to Early Career Researchers talks are planned.

Subjects welcome, will be original research, a discussion of a research paper, or an instrument or beamline, or a theory, or the history of TXRF. Anything that interests you and will help broaden exposure to TXRF for our students.

The lectures will be made available to anyone in real time on Zoom (up to 300 participants), where questions and comments can be posed, and then later by public posting of the recording on the Action YouTube channel. Hence, anyone who participates should expect that they are doing so in a public, recorded forum.

Your feedback is much appreciated, as will be your participation and participation of your postdocs and senior grad students.

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October 2021

Speaker: Dr. János Osán, senior research fellow, Environmental Physics Department, Centre for Energy Research, Budapest, Hungary
Title: “Characterization of size-fractionated aerosol particles using TXRF and TXRF-XANES”
Day and time: Thursday October 28th at 07:00 Chicago (CDT) – 08:00 Toronto (EDT) – 14:00 Berlin (CEST) – 17:30 Mumbai (IST) 21:00 Tokyo (JST)
Zoom link and abstract available: click here to access.
Recorded event on YouTube: this link will be activated after the event.

September 2021

Speaker: Dr. Kaushik Sanyal, Scientific Officer Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India
Title: “Speciation studies using TXRF”
Day and time: Thursday September 23rd at 19:30 Mumbai (IST) – 09:00 Chicago (CDT) – 16:00 Berlin (CEST) – 23:00 Tokyo (JST)
Zoom link and abstract availableclick here to access.
Recorded event on YouTube: this link will be activated after the event.

August 2021

Speaker: Dr. Burkhard Beckhoff, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
Title: “Reliable TXRF Quantification and Standardization Ventures”
Day and time: Thursday August 26th at 06:30 Chicago (CDT) – 13:30 Berlin (CEST) – 20:30 Tokyo (JST)
Zoom link and abstract available: click here to access.
Recorded event on YouTube: click here to view the video.

July 2021

Speaker: Dr. Iganzio Allegretta, University of Bari, Italy.
Title: “The role of TXRF in the study of the soil-plant system”
Day and time: Friday July 23 at 09:00 Chicago (CDT) – 16:00 Berlin (CEST) – 23:00 Tokyo (JST)
Zoom link and abstract availableclick here to access.
Recorded event on YouTube: click here to view the video

June 2021

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Peter Wobrauschek, Atominsitut, TU Wien, Austria.
Title: “Light element determination and quantification from Na upwards by TXRF with dual band energy excitation with a Rh anode 35 W low power tube and a 8 µm Be window SD detector”
Co-authors: C. Streli, J. Prost and D. Krstajic
Day and time: Thursday June 24 at 12:00 Berlin (CEST) – 19:00 Tokyo (JST)
Zoom link and abstract available: click here to access.
Recorded event on YouTube: click here to view the video

May 2021 – INAUGURAL TALK

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jun Kawai, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan.
Title: “Why the precision of TXRF quantitative analysis is not good?”
Day and time: Thursday May 20 at 12:00 Berlin (CEST) – 19:00 Tokyo (JST)
Zoom link and abstract available: click here to access.
Recorded event on YouTube: click here to view the video

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Prof. Dr. Ursula Fittschen
TU Clausthal, Germany
ursula.fittschen@tu-clausthal.de

ENFORCE TXRF

Duration: 2019 March 13th → 2023 March 12th

Chair Laura Borgese (IT)
Vice chair Jasna Jablan (HR)

Contact: enforcetxrf@gmail.com