Dale sayers festschrift

Edward A. Stern

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This Festschrift is in honor of Dale Sayers who passed away in November 2004. Dale played a pivotal role in initiating the modern era of X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) 35 years ago. The prehistory of XAFS before the modern era consisted of 40 years of confusion caused by Kronig's two different theories of the extended XAFS (EXAFS), the Short-Range Order (SRO) and Long-Range Order (LRO) theories. Dale's PhD thesis on EXAFS led to the idea of a Fourier transform to definitely prove that SRO is the correct theory and then to the development of XAFS as a structure determination technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-RAY ABSORPTION FINE STRUCTURE - XAFS13
Subtitle of host publication13th International Conference
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventX-RAY ABSORPTION FINE STRUCTURE - XAFS13: 13th International Conference - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: 9 Jul 200614 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceX-RAY ABSORPTION FINE STRUCTURE - XAFS13: 13th International Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA


  • Dale Sayers festscrift
  • History
  • Modern era
  • PhD thesis
  • Prehistory
  • XAFS


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