Introduction to XAFS: A Practical Guide to X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 28, 2010 - Science
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X-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy (XAFS) is a powerful and versatile technique for studying structures of materials in chemistry, physics, biology and other fields. This textbook is a comprehensive, practical guide to carrying out and interpreting XAFS experiments. Assuming only undergraduate-level physics and mathematics, the textbook is ideally suited for graduate students in physics and chemistry starting XAFS-based research. It contains concise executable example programs in Mathematica 7. Supplementary material available at www.cambridge.org/9780521767750 includes Mathematica code from the book, related Mathematica programs, and worked data analysis examples. The textbook addresses experiment, theory, and data analysis, but is not tied to specific data analysis programs or philosophies. This makes it accessible to a broad audience in the sciences, and a useful guide for researchers entering the subject.
 

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Contents

Basic physics of Xray absorption and scattering
8
Experimental
36
Theory
106
Data analysis
134
Related techniques and conclusion
189
Cumulants in EXAFS
212
Optimizing Xray filters
219
Reference spectra
232
Xray tables
241
References
251
Index
258
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Grant Bunker is Professor of Physics at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has over thirty years experience in all aspects of XAFS spectroscopy, from technique development, instrumentation and computation, to applications in biology, chemistry and physics.

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