[Ifeffit] Self-Absorption Corrections
Peter Pfalzer
peter.pfalzer at physik.uni-augsburg.de
Tue Jul 29 08:55:01 CDT 2003
Francois,
> Here is a gif of Nb2O5 at Nb K-edge and TiO2 at Ti K-edge. Both
> collected withb same geometry and detectors and same BL (SSRL 11-2).
> Fluo was collected at 90° to the beam (while transmission data was
> collected on the exact same sample).
>
> both spectra are normalized. Is there not any remaining
> self-absorption in the fluo spectrum for Nb2O5, despite data
> collected at 90° ?? (while TiO2 sounds fine, as Troeger predicted ?).
Clearly - like you say -, for Nb2O5, the amplitude of the fluorescence
scan is reduced compared to the transmission data. Nevertheless I'm more
surprised that the TiO2 scans match even near the absorption edge.
Although I find it hard to discuss your experiments without knowing the
details here are two ideas that came to my mind:
* You can't get an exit angle of exactly 90 deg, it's always a bit
smaller. Therefore selfabsorption won't vanish completely
* The amplitude damping, even at identical geometries, depends on which
fraction of the overall absorption coefficient comes from the absorber.
(The damping is something like
mu_absorber(E)/(mu_tot(E)+g*mu_tot(E_fl)) .) I would expect this
fraction to be larger and the selfabsorption to be worse for Ni.
> and anyway one needs a code with all the angles allowed to vary.
As far as I understand the mathematics in Corwin's paper, phi and theta
can be varied independently. The phi+theta=90 condition seems to be only
a limitation of the "sabcor" program that only asks for phi in its input
file.
Peter
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