Musings about the development of XAFS.

  title={Musings about the development of XAFS.},
  author={Edward A. Stern},
  journal={Journal of synchrotron radiation},
  volume={8 Pt 2},
A personal recollection of the development of X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) into a structure-determination technique is presented. Because of confusion in the theoretical explanation of the 'Kronig structure', now called EXAFS, the extended XAFS, its explanation remained unresolved for about 40 years. As I was introduced to the EXAFS phenomenon by Farrel Lytle and saw his impressive data, the thought came to me that scattering of the photoelectron from surrounding atoms could be the… CONTINUE READING

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