Compton profiles for polarised targets

D. A. Owen, H. Grotch

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It is shown that the Compton profile functions which describe Compton scattering from polarised atomic electrons are independent of the scattering angle when the direction of polarisation is perpendicular to the incident photon direction. Explicit calculations of these functions for hydrogen-like atoms are given as well as the angular integrals for J(Piz', theta ) (through j=5/2) when the radial wavefunctions are not known. Since for other directions of electron polarisations the profile functions are dependent on the scattering angle, the importance of the profile functions being independent of the scattering angle is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number009
Pages (from-to)3371-3381
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics
Issue number18
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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