[Ifeffit] Background Subtraction

Scott Calvin SCalvin at slc.edu
Mon Aug 25 10:35:15 CDT 2008

Hi Hashem,

It is not the Rbkg you have to worry about in this case; it is the  

There are a couple of possibilities. One is that E0 is chosen very  
poorly for some reason. Check to make sure that E0 is in the rising  
portion of the edge.

The other likely possibility is that either the pre-edge or post-edge  
lines are being poorly chosen. Click on those options under the  
plotting to see what those lines look like. If necessary change the  
pre-edge or normalization ranges to get them straightened out.

--Scott Calvin
Sarah Lawrence College

On Aug 25, 2008, at 11:23 AM, Hashem Stietiya wrote:

> Dear Dr. Ravel,
> I am trying to optimize background removal of my spectra by setting  
> the Rbkg to half the distance of the first shell peak. However, when  
> I import my spectra in ATHENA, I notice that the edge step is a very  
> large number and when converting to R space there are no well  
> defined peaks. If I click on ‘fix step’, the R space becomes  
> comprehendible and peaks appear. Do I continue using the ‘fix step’  
> and then setting Rbkg to half the distance of the first shell peak?
> I appreciate your help.
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