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Title: Electron microscopy and coincidence spectroscopy of atomic, crystalline and surface states
Author: Essex, D. W.
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 2000
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Atomic collision physics has undergone a revolution in recent years with the development of new synchrotron sources, ultra-cold atomic targets and highly sensitive electron detectors. This dissertation is concerned with the theory of electron and photon scattering processes and its application to the study of atomic, crystalline and surface states. Two complementary techniques, namely electron microscopy and electron coincidence spectroscopy, are discussed in detail. Electron microscopy is used to acquire spatial information about the arrangements of atoms in a solid target. Electron coincidence spectroscopy is used to acquire information about the momentum of electrons in individual atoms in the target. The objectives of this work are to develop the atomic theory for both techniques; to guide the experimental programmes towards situations in which there is new Physics to be understood; and to identify the most promising directions for future theoretical work.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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