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XAFS for Everyone

1st Edition

By Scott Calvin

CRC Press

457 pages

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XAFS for Everyone provides a practical, thorough guide to x-ray absorption fine-structure (XAFS) spectroscopy for both novices and seasoned practitioners from a range of disciplines. The text is enhanced with more than 200 figures as well as cartoon characters who offer informative commentary on the different approaches used in XAFS spectroscopy.Th

Table of Contents

The XAFS Experiment: XAFS in a Nutshell. Planning the Experiment. Sample Preparation. Data Reduction. Data Collection. XAFS Analysis: Fingerprinting. Linear Combination Analysis. Principle Component Analysis. Curve Fitting to Theoretical Standards. Modeling: A Dictionary of Parameters. Identifying a Good Fit. The Process of Fitting. Starting Structures. Constraints. XAFS in the Literature: Communicating XAFS. Case Studies. Appendix. Index.

About the Author

Scott Calvin is the chair of the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics at Sarah Lawrence College, where he teaches innovative courses, including crazy ideas in physics, rocket science, and steampunk physics. He is also a member of the principal research team for beamline X-11B at the National Synchrotron Light Source. Since 1998, he has been using XAFS to study systems as diverse as solar cells, magnetic nanoparticles, soil samples, battery cathodes, analogues to atmospheric dust particles, and pigments used in 18th century painting. He received a PhD in physics from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Nuclear Physics
SCIENCE / Spectroscopy & Spectrum Analysis