[Ifeffit] Question about ATHENA software

Bruce Ravel bravel at bnl.gov
Mon Nov 9 08:11:42 CST 2009


The implementation of the XANES self-absorption corrections follows
the thing that Daniel Haskel wrote up here:


The algorithm used is explained on pages 5-9 of the postscript file on
that web page.  The angles are defined relative to the surface, not
the surface normal.


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On Saturday 07 November 2009 02:22:45 pm you wrote:
> Dear Bruce Ravel,
> I am a PhD student currently working with the ATHENA software. I came
> across a question which I could not answer even after searching the
> internet for hours. I hope you might have the time to briefly answer my
> question.
> The self-absorption dialog requires the incoming (angle in) and the
> outgoing angle (angle out) as an input. My basic question is: Are these
> angles referenced to the sample surface or to the normal of the surface?
> I would not worry about that if I had measured in 45deg geometry (as in
> your tutorial example). However, I did not and therefore it makes a
> large difference.
> I strongly apologize bothering you with such a basic question.
> Many thanks in advance.
> Best regards,
> Claudia Fleischmann


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