Why does inelastic X-ray scattering probe the longitudinal dielectric function as opposed to the transverse dielectric function?
Light is a transverse wave. Therefore, light in the optical range (i.e. visible light) couples to transverse collective excitations of a material when measuring the optical conductivity for instance. ...
I am looking at the following image (from http://www.schoolphysics.co.uk/age16-19/Atomic%20physics/X%20rays/text/X_ray_spectra/index.html): and I want to know, of the two curves, which one ...
I'm in the process of trying to understand X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) spectroscopy, but I think this question is more fundamental than merely as it pertains to XAFS. I think I don't ...
I've been trying to understand the various concepts behind x-ray optics compared to standard visible/IR optics like mirrors and such. However, the x-ray mirrors I've been finding typically have ...