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Materials Characterization

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Ruth E. Whan
Ruth E. Whan
Sandia National Laboratories
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Extended X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure

Joe Wong
Joe Wong
Corporate Research and Development, General Electric Company
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407 - 419


This article provides an introduction to extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS). It describes the fundamentals of EXAFS with an emphasis on the physical mechanism, the single-scattering approximation, and multiple-scattering effects. The article discusses the use of synchrotron radiation as the x-ray source for EXAFS experiments. It also describes the typical EXAFS data analysis of pure nickel at 90 K, and explains the near-edge structure analysis of vanadium. The article presents a discussion on the unique features and applications of EXAFS.

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Joe Wong, 1986. "Extended X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure", Materials Characterization, Ruth E. Whan

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