[Ifeffit] Very large exafs amplitude in collected data - cause unknown (Jason Alvino)

Carlo Segre segre at iit.edu
Mon Jun 10 23:18:23 CDT 2013

Hi Jason:

On Tue, 11 Jun 2013, Jason F. Alvino wrote:

> Hi Matt,
> As I pointed out before, in the attached zipfile, there is a file called
> "AuNP_anatase_Au.D" which has the data in two columns of energy vs mu,
> comma separated underneath the "EV RAW" header.
> It also already has all the bad channels removed from the averaged data.

Just doing a quick fit of your data with k 2-15 and R 1-6 and a bulk gold 
model (all paths up to 8 A), gives an excellent fit with 5 parameters (R ~ 
2%).  It basically looks like bulk Gold at low temperatures with an 
amplitude reduction factor of 0.77 which is not too small.  You are 
correct that the sigma squared values are samll but that is to be expected 
at 12K.  I used an isotropic expansion/contraction parameter which fits to 
-0.010, again consistent with thermal expansion at low temperatures.

It looks like you indeed have agglomeration because this data does not 
seem to be from nanoparticles of gold.



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