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 Announce ASEAN Workshop on X-ray Fluorescence (AWXRF2018) 


The ASEAN Workshop on X-ray Fluorescence (AWXRF2018): Application on plants and Agriculture will be held at SLRI, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on 19-21 November 2018. The uses of synchrotron based micro X-ray fluorescence technique as well as collaboration and net working among SLRI and researchers from Thailand and other ASEAN countries. Moreover, participants will develop a deeper understanding of both experimental and data analysis aspects in micro-XRF technique. 

Details of the workshop will consists of both sessions of lectures and practical exercises, that the latter includes the experiments at BL6b and data analysis. Attendees will gain knowledge on basic principle of X-ray fluorescence and its applications emphasis on plants and agricultural science. During the practical session, demonstration on steps involved in sample preparation and micro-XRF measurement at the end stations of BL6b: Micro-X-ray fluorescence (μ-XRF) will be provided.  In addition, a group discussion will be opened to discuss and share the useful information among participants, our invited speakers and SLRI beamline scientists.

All participants are required to bring their own laptops to the workshop for use in workshop tutorial sessions. The number of participants is limited; a maximum of 50 participants will be accepted. Limited financial supports are available for young researchers and graduate students from Thailand (5 grants) and ASEAN countries (3 grants, upon request).

Invited speakers 

Dr.Vicente Armando Solé, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Katarina Vogel-Mikus, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Registration fee  

(The registration fee includes workshop materials, breaks, lunches, welcome party and banquet)

- 1,000 Baht for Lecturer/ Researcher

- 500 Baht for student

(Number of participants is limited to 50)

Financial support  for young researchers or graduate students:

- 5 grants for Thai

- 3 grants for ASEAN

(Covering economy airfare, local transportation, accommodation and registration fee. Applicants who wish to apply for the financial support should submit their financial application form along with their online registration form.)

Important Dates 

Registration deadline : 16 September 2018

Notification of acceptance : 24 September 2018

Workshop : 19-21 November 2018

Important notes 

Please bring along your own laptop for the tutorial sessions.


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Important dates

Submission deadline

23 September 2018

Announcement for Acceptance

28 September 2018


19-21 November 2018


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