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X-ray Scattering and Fluorescence From Atoms and Molecules

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Author(s)

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

Abstract

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.
Citation
Photoionization and Photodetachment (Advanced Series in Physical Chemistry, Vol. 10) by Cheuk-Yiu Ng (Editor)
Volume
10
Publisher Info
World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., River Edge, NJ

Keywords

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

Citation

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, 2024)

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Created December 31, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021