Electron Dynamics By Inelastic X-ray Scattering

Hardcover | June 21, 2007

byWinfried Schuelke

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Knowledge of the dynamics of many-electron systems is of fundamental importance to all disciplines of condensed matter physics. A very effective access to electron dynamics is offered by inelastic X-ray scattering (IXS) spectroscopy. The double differential scattering cross section for IXS isdirectly related to the time-dependent two-particle density correlation function, and, for large momentum and energy transfer (Compton limit) to the electron momentum distribution. Moreover, resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) enables the study of electron dynamics via electronic excitationsin a very selective manner (e.g. selectively spin, crystal momentum, or symmetry), so that other methods are efficaciously complemented. The progress of IXS spectroscopy is intimately related to the growing range of applications of synchrotron radiation. The aim of the book is to provide the growing community of researchers with accounts of experimental methods, instrumentation, and data analysis of IXS, with representative examplesof successful applications, and with the theoretical framework for interpretations of the measurements.

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Knowledge of the dynamics of many-electron systems is of fundamental importance to all disciplines of condensed matter physics. A very effective access to electron dynamics is offered by inelastic X-ray scattering (IXS) spectroscopy. The double differential scattering cross section for IXS isdirectly related to the time-dependent two-p...

Winfried Schulke Professor Emeritus Institute of Physics University Dortmund Germany 1959-1966 Scientific Assistant, Institute of Experimental Physics, Martin-Luther-University, Halle/Saale, GDR 1966-1975 Head Assistant, Section of Physics, Martin-Luther-University, Halle/Saale, GDR 1975-1977 Scientist at the Institute of Physi...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.42 inPublished:June 21, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198510179

ISBN - 13:9780198510178

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Table of Contents

1. Introductory Survey2. Non-resonant inelastic X-ray scattering; Regime of Characteristic valence electron excitations3. Non-resonant inelastic X-ray scattering: Regime of core-electron excitations (X-ray Raman scattering)4. The Compton scattering regime5. Resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS)6. Theoretical foundation