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X-ray Scattering and Fluorescence From Atoms and Molecules



S H. Southworth, L Young, E P. Kanter, Thomas W. LeBrun


Fundamental understanding of x-ray interactions with atoms and molecules provides a basis for applying x-ray methods to complex materials, such as structural determinations by x-ray diffraction and extended x-ray absorption fine structure. Compton scattering measurements of electron-momentum P distributions, and determinations of local chemical environments by x-ray interactions with atoms and molecules relevant to understanding elastic and inelastic scattering cross sections far from threshold and resonance and threshold phenomena in x-ray fluorescence. The ideas are discussed in the context of providing theoretical interpretations of experimental results and are topics of ongoing theoretical developments. We also discuss experimental methods of x-ray spectroscopy using solid-state and wavelength-dispersive spectrometers with excitation by tunable synchrotron radiation. The examples discussed are primarily from the authors' research. We did not attempt to provide a comprehensive review, but several recent review articles and research papers are referenced for further information. The ideas discussed are general and relevant to understanding fundamental studies and applications of x-ray scattering and fluorescence.
Photoionization and Photodetachment (Advanced Series in Physical Chemistry, Vol. 10) by Cheuk-Yiu Ng (Editor)
Publisher Info
World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., River Edge, NJ


argon, Br2, C12, CF3C1, coincidence techniques, Compton scattering, helium, krypton, nondipole scattering, Rayleigh scattering neon, x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, x-ray scattering, xenon


Southworth, S. , Young, L. , Kanter, E. and LeBrun, T. (2000), X-ray Scattering and Fluorescence From Atoms and Molecules, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., River Edge, NJ (Accessed May 28, 2023)
Created December 31, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021