Generating Phase-Shifts and Radial Integrals for Multiple Scattering Codes

  • Calogero R. NatoliEmail author
  • Didier SébilleauEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 204)


A brief derivation of the cross section in the independent particle approximation for some of the spectroscopies treated in the msspec program package is presented . We solve the related Schrödinger equation with a complex energy-dependent effective potential in the framework of multiple scattering theory to write the cross-section for photoemission and photoabsorption in a physically transparent way that provides insight in their interpretation and analysis. Relativistic corrections are also implemented. In order to be able to apply this theory to a wide variety of systems we use a kind of all-purpose optical potential, depending only on the local density of the system under investigation, and discuss its merits and drawbacks. A Green’s function approach is shown to be necessary to write the photoabsorption cross section in the case of complex potential.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LNF-INFNFrascatiItaly
  2. 2.Institut de Physique de Rennes (IPR)Univ Rennes, CNRS, UMR 6251RennesFrance

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