[Ifeffit] Cu oxides spectra

Carlo Segre segre at iit.edu
Fri Aug 19 05:45:11 CDT 2005

Hi Matt:

I think that it is a great idea.  I would be willing to get some student 
help (in one way or another) to develop such a database.


On Thu, 18 Aug 2005, Matt Newville wrote:

> Hi Dave,
>> Excellent start to a Model compounds XAFS library.
> Well, actually it's close to a decade old. But it *is* still
> only a start. ;)
>> How can I add data to this collection?  I have collected ~50
>> reference spectra and would like to donate them to the world.
>> I believe everyone in the XAFS community could benefit by
>> sharing of reference spectra with one another and I would like
>> to do my part.
>> Do you have a page that I could enter the spectra info and
>> upload the data?  Or would it be better to create a
>> spreadsheet with the spectra info and zip up all raw spectra
>> data?  I am willing to format it in any form that works for
>> you.
> Right now, you can just mail me the spectra and any information
> you have on them.  I'd prefer them as column data of energy,
> xmu, and any other channels you might have (i0, a reference
> foil, etc), and in individual files rather than a spreadsheet.
> I think it's definitely worth looking into re-implementing this
> Model Data database.  Looking at the code and data I have, I
> think this is definitely possible, and it does seem like it is
> time to revisit this idea.
> I think there are a few important features for such a database:
> -  through-the-web uploading and annotaing of data, probably
>    after 'logging on' (as with the FAQ).
> -  simple visualization, even if just plotting mu(E).
> -  link to crystallographic info.  Say, an atoms.inp.
> -  easy searching.
> -  either "user comments" added by others (aka Amazon-style
>    reviews) or some way to indicate that the data is "good".
> Does anyone else have thoughts or suggestions for such a
> database of model compound data?  Is a database like this
> worth doing?
> Thanks,
> --Matt
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