While this approach has been executed with great success in the past, problems arise in cases where the initial model is too simple, inaccurate or even false. In this article, we propose an alternate approach to prevent such problems: the use of X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), a long-known technique, in material science. In several case studies, we highlight problematic examples from the past and show where and how XAS was and could be used to prevent erroneous models.
ACCESS THE FULL ARTICLE
Manuela Wallesch, Stefan Bräse, Thomas Baumann, Daniel Volz, "X-ray absorption spectroscopy: towards more reliable models in material sciences," Proc. SPIE 9566, Organic Light Emitting Materials and Devices XIX, 956609 (22 September 2015);