Tutorials

User Meeting 2022

12 Tutorials for Users

Monday 7 February

 

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Organisation of the tutorials

Some tutorials can only have a limited amount of participants. You are expected to attend for the full duration of the tutorial you sign up for, so please carefully select the tutorial you wish to attend.

You must register to the desired tutorial via the Registration Form. If you cannot attend your tutorial, please modify your registration so that other scientists may register.

Registration of ESRF Staff for a tutorial

To ensure sufficient space for external participants, ESRF staff will not be able to register to tutorials which have a limited number of participants, until after the registration deadline, and providing there are places left for the desired tutorial.

ESRF staff interested in participating in a tutorial can register to a waiting list on the electronic registration form.

List of tutorials

Organisers David Flot (ESRF)
Christoph Mueller-Dieckmann (ESRF)
Deborah Davison (ESRF)
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Date Monday 7th February
Time 8:50 - 12:30
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Presentation of information and updates concerning the Structural Biology beamlines and a forum for exchange between the beamline scientists and the User community.

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Organisers Remote data collection with EXI and MXCuBE3
Daniele De Sanctis (ESRF)
Gianluca Santoni (ESRF)

Getting the best out of MASSIF-1 and workflows at the ESRF
Didier Nurizzo (ESRF)
Matthew Bowler (EMBL)
   
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Date Monday 7th February
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13:30 - 15:00 / Remote data collection with EXI and MXCuBE3

15:00 - 16:30 / Getting the best out of MASSIF-1 and workflows at the ESRF

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  • Remote data collection with EXI and MXCuBE3: Introduction to the use of EXI (Extended ISPyB) and MXCuBE3 to perform remote data collections on the Macromolecular Crystallography beamlines. 
  • Getting the best out of MASSIF-1 and workflows at the ESRF: Introduction to the fully automated beamline MASSIF-1 and tips and tricks to get the best possible data from your samples. The use of workflows on all the ESRF Macromolecular Crystallography beamlines will also be discussed.
Organisers Alexander Rack (ESRF)
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Date Monday 7th February
Time 9:00 - 17:00
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Introduction to the basic principles and concepts of (volume) image analysis followed by practicals. Software packages and methods will be presented.

Organisers Marius Retegan (ESRF)
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Date Monday 7th February
Time 9:00 - 12:00
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Introduction to data reduction (XAS, XES, and RIXS) and spectra calculation using multiplets using the Jupyter notebook.

Organisers Julia Garriga (ESRF)
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Date Monday 7th February
Time 9:00 - 12:00
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Introduction to the Python library "darfix" for the analysis of DFXM images, either by means of a graphical user interface with Orange, or using a Jupyter notebook. The analysis techniques of "darfix" can also be of interest to other diffraction imaging experiments like rocking curve imaging.

Organisers Montserrat Capellas (ESRF)
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Date Monday 7th February
Time 12:15 - 13:00
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Videos have become a very effective communication tool in the last few years, and especially on social media. Tweets with videos attract 10x more viewers than tweets without video. Similarly, video posts on Instagram receive about 38% more viewers than image-only posts.*
 
Do you want to communicate your research through the medium of video but don't know where to start?

If so, then this tutorial is for you! What makes a good video story, how to draft a storyboard and what tools that can be used to make the video a success,will be presented.
*Source: Twitter, Hootsuite.
Organisers Jean-Sebastien Micha (ESRF)
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Date Monday 7th February
Time 9:00 - 12:30
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Introduction to concepts and data analysis of X-ray Laue microdiffraction based on and illustrated by the use of the LaueTools software. Several material cases and complexity levels will be considered. Automatic analysis by Neural Network will be also presented.

 

Organisers  Jérome Kieffer (ESRF)
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Date Monday 7th February
Time 09:00 - 12:00 / Introduction (beginers)
13:30 - 16:30 / Advanced session
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T8A  9:00 - 12:00

Introduction to pyFAI and hands-on to calibrate a SAXS and WAXS experiment together with data reduction for a diffraction mapping experiment.
Audience type: Suitable for beginers, no pre-requisites.

T8B  13:30 - 16:30

Advanced tutorial on the separation of the background scattering from Bragg peaks with application to compression of single crystal diffraction and serial crystallography.
Audience type: Advanced users, requires knowledge of crystallography & Python.

Organisers Kirill Lomachenko (ESRF)
Yves Joly (ESRF)
Francesco d'Acapito (ESRF)
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Date Monday 7th February
Time 09:00 - 12:00 - Common session (introduction)
13:30 - 16:30 - Parallel sessions
Format Webinar
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This tutorial provides a general introduction to X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) techniques (mainly XANES and EXAFS). It consists of three different parts:

Introduction to XAS: The Whys, The Whats and The Hows (9:00-12:00)
Kirill Lomachenko

General introductory lecture that will highlight the physical bases of the XAS methods, the types of structural and electronic information that can be extracted from XAS data, the variety of XAS data analysis approaches, the peculiarities of XAS experimental setups, as well as the recent case-studies carried out at ESRF.

Parallel sessions (13:30-16:30):

  • Introduction on XANES, X-ray Raman and valence to core X-ray emission spectroscopy
    Yves Joly

    After a short introduction on XANES, X-ray Raman, and valence to core X-ray Emission spectroscopy, and the specificities of FDMNES, the tutorial will allow to:

- Study the basic use of FDMNES
- Make a series of numerical experiments to see the sensitivity of the spectroscopies to the material geometry and the beam polarization
- Start a case study proposed by the participants
 

  • Introduction on how to do a quantitative XAS data analysis
    Francesco D'Acapito

This tutorial provides an introduction on how to carry out a quantitative analysis of XAS data. A first part will be devoted to data reduction and a second part on strategies of data fitting. Single shell and multishell analysis will be presented making use of the DEMETER ( https://bruceravel.github.io/demeter/ ) program suite.

Organisers Federico Zontone (ESRF)
Yuriy Chushkin (ESRF)
Beatrice Ruta (ESRF)
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Date Monday 7th February
Time 10:00 - 12:00
Format Webinar
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Introduction to measure dynamics in the temporal domain by correlating speckle intensity fluctuations in a scattering pattern.

 

Organisers Matias Guijarro (ESRF)
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Date Monday 7th February
Time 14:00 - 17:00
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BLISS (BeamLine Instrumentation Support Software) is the new ESRF experiment control system that is used to run the beamlines following the ESRF Extremely Brilliant Source upgrade (ESRF-EBS). It provides a holistic approach to synchrotron experiments control. The scope of the project goes from hardware control up to the end-user interface. It is built as a modular pile of frameworks, that are orchestrated from one single command-line interface for users to be able to run their own custom scripts.

After a general presentation of the project and the basics explained, a practical session using BLISS will be offered with the aim to help users navigate the software more easily.

Organisers Vincent Favre Nicolin (ESRF)
Steven Leake (ESRF)
Jerome Carnis (DESY)
Marie-Ingrid Richard (CEA)
David Simonne (Soleil)
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Date Monday 7th February
Time 9:00  - 16:30
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Coherent imaging analysis using PyNX will be presented within two sessions:

Morning session:

  • Introduction to PyNX (http://ftp.esrf.fr/pub/scisoft/PyNX/doc/)
  • 2D and 3D CDI (small-angle)
  • Ptychography in the far field (& near field if requested)
  • Holo-tomography (beta version)

Afternoon session (devoted to Bragg CDI):

  • Bragg CDI reconstruction
  • Introduction to bcdi (https://github.com/carnisj/bcdi): pre-processing and quantitative post-processing
  • Notebook GUI/widget for Bragg CDI analysis & interpretation

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