[Ifeffit] Ifeffit Digest, Vol 158, Issue 3
bravel at bnl.gov
Mon Apr 4 07:46:34 CDT 2016
While I am agnostic on the issue of nomenclature of the effect in
question, far be it from me to deny Matthew (or anyone else) his right
to a quality rant. Well done!
That said, this:
On 04/03/2016 10:15 PM, Matthew Marcus wrote:
> I might also note that although many elaborate schemes have been
> proposed for correcting for the effect, they all require knowing things
> about the
> sample that you don't always know, e.g. the exact geometry of something
> that isn't planar, or the exact composition.
is the most important comment in this thread.
I would go a small step farther -- they all require knowing things
about the sample that, except in certain contrived situations, you
almost certainly don't know.
Bruce Ravel ------------------------------------ bravel at bnl.gov
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Synchrotron Science Group at NSLS-II
Upton NY, 11973
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