1. Introduction to SR : basic principles, booster synchrotron, storage ring, bending magnet, wiggler, undulator, SR characteristics, beam line, performances of existing facilities, X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL).
  2. X-Ray optics: mirrors, single crystal monochromators, multilayer monochromators, x-ray focusing devices.
  3. Examples of applications: x-ray imaging, inelastic x-ray scattering, x-ray absorption spectroscopy, time-resolved studies.