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.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics