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Theory of Inelastic Scattering and Absorption of X-rays

Theory of Inelastic Scattering and Absorption of X-rays

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Michel van Veenendaal
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 1/26/2015
EAN 9781107033559, ISBN10: 1107033551

Hardcover, 237 pages, 25.4 x 18 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

This comprehensive, self-contained guide to X-ray spectroscopy will equip you with everything you need to begin extracting the maximum amount of information available from X-ray spectra. Key topics such as the interaction between X-rays and matter, the basic theory of spectroscopy, and selection and sum rules, are introduced from the ground up, providing a solid theoretical grounding. The book also introduces core underlying concepts such as atomic structure, solid-state effects, the fundamentals of tensor algebra and group theory, many-body interactions, scattering theory, and response functions, placing spectroscopy within a broader conceptual framework, and encouraging a deep understanding of this essential theoretical background. Suitable for graduate students, researchers, materials scientists and optical engineers, this is the definitive guide to the theory behind this powerful and widely used technique.

1. Introduction
2. Background
3. Tensor algebra
4. Group theory
5. Many-body effects I
Coulomb interactions
6. The scattering amplitude
7. Many-body effects II
solid-state effects
8. X-ray absorption and resonant x-ray scattering
9. Nonresonant and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering.