Electron Momentum Spectroscopy

  • Erich Weigold
  • Ian E. McCarthy

Part of the Physics of Atoms and Molecules book series (PAMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Erich Weigold, Ian E. McCarthy
    Pages 1-15
  3. Erich Weigold, Ian E. McCarthy
    Pages 17-77
  4. Erich Weigold, Ian E. McCarthy
    Pages 79-109
  5. Erich Weigold, Ian E. McCarthy
    Pages 111-139
  6. Erich Weigold, Ian E. McCarthy
    Pages 141-177
  7. Erich Weigold, Ian E. McCarthy
    Pages 179-213
  8. Erich Weigold, Ian E. McCarthy
    Pages 215-229
  9. Erich Weigold, Ian E. McCarthy
    Pages 231-251
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 253-273

About this book


Electron Momentum Spectroscopy measures the energy-momentum density of the electrons in atoms, molecules and solids by means of a kinematically-complete ionization reaction initiated by an electron beam. The construction of spectrometers and the acquisition and reduction of cross-section data are described in detail. The quantum theory of the reaction is explained and the experimental verification is given. It is shown how to extract quasiparticle orbitals, and coefficients describing electron correlations of the data. These quantities are derived from the many-body theory of the electronic structure of atoms, molecules and solids. The relationship to less complete methods of investigating electronic structure is discussed.
Examples are given of the determination of atomic and molecular orbitals and quantities relating them to the observed states of the residual ion. For amorphous, polycrystalline and crystalline solids and surfaces, examples show the energy-momentum density of valence electron bands, and effects due to electron diffraction and plasmon excitation.
The book aims to give a complete account of electron momentum spectroscopy to date. Its significance is that it is a sensitive and experimentally-verifiable test of essentially every aspect of calculations of electronic structure. It is the only such probe available.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Erich Weigold
    • 1
  • Ian E. McCarthy
    • 2
  1. 1.The Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Flinders University of South Australia AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7164-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4779-2
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