[Ifeffit] Energy Resolution
segre at iit.edu
Thu May 10 11:06:25 CDT 2018
I would be happy to help with this. Let me answer briefly on the list and
afterward, if you like, just contact me privately and we can discuss in
S02 is a property of the absorbing atom and is due to the change in
electronic energy levels because of the present of a core hole after the
photoabsorption event. It is usually considered to be transferable from
material to material with the same element because it is really a local
property. However, in practice it does depend on the type of compound you
are measuring and the beamline as well as the type of measurement you are
making (transmission, fluorescence). All of these factors can masquerade
a amplitude reduction factor.
What I do in practice is to measure a standard which has the same local
environment and fit the EXAFS with the known structure to extract an S02
which I then use transferably.
As for your question about delta R. If your EXAFS cannot be fit using an
isotropic expansion model (not always the best way anyway) then you most
likely need to make the delta R parameters independent. There is
absolutely no reason to correlate a shorter path with a longer path even
if it is the same element, unless you are using a known structure model
out of which you are trying to extract specific parameters.
Hope this helps.
On Thu, 10 May 2018, Julian Ehwald wrote:
> Hi Carlo
> Thank you for your answer. I have completely different question as well: I
> just started using Artemis, and have a question regarding the amplitude
> reduction factor: I use different So^2 for different elements, correct? If I
> start fitting and have paths involving the same kind of atom but once at
> distance 2A, and once maybe 3A, is this then the same So^2 or am I supposed
> to model the behaviour of So^2 somehow?
> Similar for \Delta R: If I don?t have a nice simple cubic structure and
> can?t use isotropic expansion similar like alpha*R_eff, what would be a
> smart(or physically correct) way to connect \Delta R (as well as sigma^2)
> for the same element for different distances? The material I am looking at
> is Li2O2 and Li2IrO3, which don?t have a very simple structure.
> I am aware that maybe I am asking a bit much, but if you could help me in
> any way I would be very delighted.
> Best, Julian
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Ifeffit [mailto:ifeffit-bounces at millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov] Im Auftrag
> von Carlo Segre
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 6. Mai 2018 01:07
> An: XAFS Analysis using Ifeffit <ifeffit at millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov>
> Betreff: Re: [Ifeffit] Energy Resolution
> Hi Julian:
> With an edge energy of 543 eV, your monochromator resolution should be at
> least 0.1 eV. If you are interested in XANES, you need to take data at this
> resolution or maybe even better. ONce past the edge, there is no need to
> keep that step size. If your beamline permits an EXAFS-type step scan with
> steps in k-space, you want to use a dk of 0.05 which is what IFEFFIT
> interpolates to. Smaller step sizes are not really useful.
> On Sat, 5 May 2018, Julian Ehwald wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> This might be a very general question, but: I was wondering what
>> energy resolution you typically use at beamlines to obtain your raw data
> for exafs.
>> Since we have limited Beamtime only and other experiments that we want
>> to carry out, I was wondering what kind of resolution is common. Or
>> differently: Is it predictable what happens if I for example change
>> from steps of 0.2eV to 0.4eV? We want to obtain spectra up to 500eV
>> above Oxygen K, if that is of relevance.
>> Best, Julian
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Illinois Institute of Technology
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