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X-Ray Compton Scattering

Malcolm Cooper, Peter Mijnarends, Nobuhiro Shiotani, Nobuhiko Sakai, and Arun Bansil


This book covers all aspects of the study of ground state electron density in condensed matter through Compton scattering of hard x-rays or gamma rays, i.e., photons with energies between 20 and 500 keV. This inelastic scattering process yields information about the momentum distribution of the electrons: it is complementary to x-ray diffraction studies of the position space electron density. After a brief historical introduction, the scattering cross-section is fully elaborated and the approximations within which the experiments can be interpreted are spelled out. All the experimental methods ... More

Keywords: condensed matter physics, electron density, ferromagnetism, scattering cross-sections, synchrotron radiation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198501688
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198501688.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm Cooper, author
Department of Physics, University of Warwick

Peter Mijnarends, author
Interfaculty Reactor Institute, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Nobuhiro Shiotani, author
Institute of Materials Structure Science, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Tsukuba, Japan