Chapter

Introduction: Compton scattering: a probe of electron density distributions

M. J. Cooper

in X-Ray Compton Scattering

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780198501688
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191718045 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198501688.003.0001

Series: Oxford Series on Synchrotron Radiation

 Introduction: Compton scattering: a probe of electron density distributions

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter provides the background to the use of Compton scattering as a probe of electron density distributions starting from a simplified overview of the underlying theory, treating Compton scattering from a moving electron in a semi-classical manner. It then shows how this leads to information about the electron momentum density through interpretation of the so-called Compton profile. A chronological account of the development of the topic from early experiments with laboratory-based x-ray sets is presented. The chapter concludes with some examples of state of the art results, obtained with synchrotron radiation.

Keywords: Compton effect; electron; synchrotron radiation; x-rays

Chapter.  8811 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.