Journal article

Finite difference method calculations of X-ray absorption fine structure for copper

JD Bourke, CT Chantler, C Witte

PHYSICS LETTERS A | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2007

Abstract

The finite difference method is extended to calculate X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) for solid state copper. These extensions include the incorporation of a Monte Carlo frozen phonon technique to simulate the effect of thermal vibrations under a correlated Debye-Waller model, and the inclusion of broadening effects from inelastic processes. Spectra are obtained over an energy range in excess of 300 eV above the K absorption edge-more than twice the greatest energy range previously reported for a solid state calculation using this method. We find this method is highly sensitive to values of the photoelectron inelastic mean free path, allowing us to probe the accuracy of current models..

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