[Ifeffit] Self absorption Correction

Jens Kruse jens.kruse at uni-rostock.de
Fri Jan 30 10:49:13 CST 2009

Hi there,

I have measured a pure reference compound with high absorber 
concentration in fluorescence mode (P K-edge XANES).  I tried to use the 
Self absorption correction  included in Athena but I don't really 
understand the results.
Fist: Do I have to use the edge step normalized spectrum or the spectrum 
without normalization ? I tried both and the results  of course a quite 
different. I would rather use the not normalized spectrum.   
Second: the value "Angel in"  is this the angle between the incident 
beam and the sample surface" and "Angle out"  the angle between the 
sample surface and the detector position?
Third: More general- How can I identify a spectrum suffering self 
absorption? Just comparing the relative peak intensities of total 
electron yield signal with the fluorescence yield signal ?

thanks a lot for your comments,

Jens Kruse
Institute for Land Use
Faculty for Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Rostock University
Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 6
18059 Rostock GERMANY
Phone: +49(0)381-498 3190 

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