[Ifeffit] edge height proportional to the molar density?

Scott Calvin SCalvin at slc.edu
Fri Jul 24 19:11:25 CDT 2009

Hi Haiyan,

Yes, relative concentrations for different elements within the same  
sample can be estimated from edge jumps. Be sure to normalize by the  
difference in absorption coefficient for each edge--you can get those  
figures from Hephaestus, among other places.

This method won't be as accurate as techniques like ICP or XRF,  
largely because it's hard to normalize XAS spectra consistently  
between different edges. But you can easily do better than 20% accuracy.

--Scott Calvin
Sarah Lawrence College

On Jul 24, 2009, at 5:16 PM, Haiyan Zhao wrote:

> I am wondering whether the edge height could be used to estimate  
> molar density or not. If so, is there any reference about such kind  
> of calculation? Thanks!
> Haiyan
> ________
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