Resonant X-ray Raman scattering

Yigal B. Bannett, Isaac Freund

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A theory of the resonant x-ray Raman effect is presented and compared with recent experimental data of Sparks. Excellent agreement between theory and experiment is found for the integrated intensity of the scattering, the spectral density, and the output polarization. The potential importance of this newly discovered spectroscopic probe is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-376
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1975

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We acknowledge many useful discussions with Yi Luo concerning various aspects of the theory of resonant X-ray Raman scattering. We also thank Vincenzo Carravetta, Amary Cesar, Yang Li, Christoph Liegener, Lars Pettersson, Timofei Privalov, Paweł Sałek, Luciano Triguero and Olav Vahtras for a nice collaboration on theory and computations of RXS, some results of which are included in this review. Without having the stimulus of the contacts with experimentalists this review would not have been written. We cordially thank Olle Björneholm, Paul Brühwiler, Peter Glans, Kerstin Gunnelin, Jing-Hua Guo, Nohubiro Kosugi, Martin Magnusson, Nils Mårtensson, Mattias Neeb, Anders Nilsson, Joseph Nordgren, Jan-Erik Rubensson, Per Skytt, Stefan Sundin and Svante Svensson. This work was supported by the Swedish National Research council (NFR) and by scholarships from the STINT foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Science (KVA).


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