[Ifeffit] phase shift correction

Carlo Segre segre at iit.edu
Sun Dec 2 10:47:37 CST 2007

Hi Bindu:

On Sun, 2 Dec 2007, Ravel, Bruce wrote:

> The EXAFS equation is:
>              N S02 F(K)
>    chi(k) = ----------- exp(-2k^2 sigma^2) sin(2kR + phi(k))
>                2kR^2
> In the oscillatory term, there is a piece that is the phase shift
> associated with the scattering of the photoelectron.  When you do a
> Fourier transform, the peak of the sin wave is not at R, rather it is
> shifted by an amount that depends on the size of phi(k).

In addition, because this is a sum of sinusoids with different phases, 
will not necessarily result in a single, distinct peak. Interference 
effects are quite common.


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