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  • Main Title Observation of x-ray resonant Raman scattering: The early days


  • Author: Sparks, C.J.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
  • Sponsor: National Science Foundation (U.S.)
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Tennessee
    Additional Info: Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)


  • Creation: 1995-12-31


  • English


  • Content Description: My early observation of Raman scattering came as a serendipitous by-product of our efforts to achieve the best possible signal for x-ray fluorescent analysis. We were also investigating the x-ray spectrum produced by a monochromatic x-ray beam striking metal targets which might contribute to the inelastic background. This background could contaminate the very weak diffusively distributed elastically scattered radiation associated with defects in the perfect periodicity of crystals. Energy analysis of the x-ray spectra created by monochromatic Cu K{sub {alpha}} and Mo K{sub {alpha}} radiation impinging on highly pure metal targets showed an inelastically scattered intensity related to the energy difference between the exciting radiation and the nearest bound state. Confirmation of these observations and availability of synchrotron radiation has led to wide application of this new x-ray spectroscopy in atomic physics including its use as a probe of the unoccupied density of states.
  • Physical Description: 13 p.


  • Keyword: Copper
  • Keyword: Electronic Structure
  • Keyword: Irradiation
  • Keyword: Molybdenum
  • Keyword: Excitation
  • Keyword: Crystal Defects
  • Keyword: Solid Solutions
  • Keyword: Resonance Scattering
  • Keyword: Germanium
  • Keyword: Fluorescence
  • STI Subject Categories: 66 Physics
  • Keyword: X-Ray Spectra
  • Keyword: Scattering
  • Keyword: Silicon


  • Conference: Raman emission by x-rays (REX) conference, New Orleans, LA (United States), 8-9 Dec 1995


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE96008637
  • Report No.: CONF-951277--1
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 219500
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668529


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE96008637