Quick AS NEXAFS Tool (QANT): A program for NEXAFS loading and analysis developed at the Australian Synchrotron

Eliot Gann, Christopher R. McNeill, Anton Tadich, Bruce C C Cowie, Lars Thomsen

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An analysis program for near-edge X-ray absorption fine-structure (NEXAFS) spectra has been developed and implemented at the soft X-ray beamline of the Australian Synchrotron. The program allows for instant viewing of corrected data channels including normalizations to a standard, double normalizations when the standard itself has an undesired spectral response, and background subtraction. The program performs simple compositional analysis and peak fitting and includes rapid common calculations such as the average tilt angle of molecules with respect to the surface, and the determination of the complex index of refraction, which previously required intensive manual analysis. These functionalities make common manipulations carried out with NEXAFS data quick and straightforward as spectra are collected, greatly increasing the efficiency and overall throughput of NEXAFS experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-380
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • absorption spectroscopy
  • compositional analysis
  • computer programs
  • instant analysis
  • normalization
  • peak fitting
  • Quick AS NEXAFS Tool (QANT)

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