Laser-EXAFS: Fast Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy with a Single Pulse of Laser-Produced X-rays

Science  19 Oct 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4416, pp. 353-355
DOI: 10.1126/science.206.4416.353


The extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectrum of aluminum has been measured with a nanosecond pulse of soft x-rays generated by a laser-produced plasma. This technique provides a practical alternative to synchrotorn radiation for the acquisition of EXAFS data. It also provides a unique capability for the analysis of molecular structure in highly transient chemical species.