[Ifeffit] EXAFS Fitting with 2 CIF files

Scott Calvin dr.scott.calvin at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 15:21:13 CDT 2021

Hi Zihao,

Do it by folding the molar ratio in to the amp parameter for each CIF. Of course S02 is part of that parameter, too.

So the amp for PtO2 might be parameterized as S02 * fracoxide and the amp for Pt3Fe as S02 * (1-fracoxide)

You could either assume the S02 is the same for the two phases (as I implicitly did by writing it with only one S02 variable), or you could use a standard for each (from a sample prepared and measured in a similar way) to fix the S02 for each phase.

Scott Calvin
Lehman College of the City University of New York

> On Sep 4, 2021, at 4:02 PM, Zihao Yan <zihao.yan.sci at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Ifeffit members:
> I have a sample which is a mixture of PtFe and PtO2. In order to do the EXAFS fitting, I imported 2 CIF files on Artemis and generated the following 3 paths:
> From PtO2: Pt-O @ 2.07 nm
> From Pt3Fe: Pt-Pt @ 2.736 nm, Pt-Fe @ 2.736 nm
> Then, I used these 3 bonds to do the fitting as in the online tutorial (which used 1 CIF file). The fitting result is good in terms of R^2 but it is not scientifically correct.
> I think I didn't set up a parameter which determines the ratio between CIF(PtO2) and CIF(Pt3Fe). I mean there should be a parameter that regulates how much each CIF contributes to the fitting or the molar ratio between PtO2 and Pt3Fe in my system.
> Could someone please give me some suggestions on how to do EXAFS fitting with 2 CIF files? Is there anywhere I can set up the molar ratio between PtO2 and Pt3Fe?
> Yours sincerely,
> Zihao Yan
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