A Multiple Scattering Approach to the EELS Cross-Section

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


We derive a general spherical wave multiple scattering expression of the EELS cross-section. Contrarily to most of the previous theoretical frameworks, this approach treats all the electrons involved on an equal footing with respect to multiple scattering. The main point in our results is that the cross-section depends not only on Coulomb integrals on the absorbing atom, but also on contributions from all the other atoms. We show that these external contributions should be restricted to neighbouring atoms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut de Physique de Rennes (IPR)Univ Rennes, CNRS, UMR 6251RennesFrance
  2. 2.Department für Geo- und UmweltwissenschaftenLudwig Maximilians Universität MünchenMünchenDeutschland
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsBirla Institute of Technology and SciencePilaniIndia
  4. 4.Theory GroupINFN-Laboratori Nazionali di FrascatiFrascatiItaly

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