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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext">Hello,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext">I have 3 spectra taken from a single sample, I align, merge and save the merged data as  merge.xmu file.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext">I then normalize this merged data using the MBACK algorithm in Matlab, the results of which is stored as merged.xmu.mnor file. This file, I then
 import to ATHENA using the instructions in <a href="http://www.mail-archive.com/ifeffit@millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov/msg03523.html">
http://www.mail-archive.com/ifeffit@millenia.cars.aps.anl.gov/msg03523.html</a>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext">I do this for all my samples and standards in order for me to perform LCF.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext">My questions are<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">1.<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">    
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext">Is this procedure valid? In the sense that no information or features of the spectrum are lost from merge.xmu to merged.xmu.mnor file.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">2.<span style="font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"">    
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext">How will the procedure <Calibrate data> affect this procedure?<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext">Thank you for your time in answering my questions.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext">Regards,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext">Cyril<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext">PS: This query is in relation to my previous question [Ifeffit] Basic question in normalization and background removal<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial Unicode MS","sans-serif";color:windowtext"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
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