Photoemission by Polarized X-Rays

I.S. Tilinin
1997 Acta Physica Polonica. A  
The angular distribution of photoelectrons excited by X-rays is strongly correlated with the degree and type of polarization of incident photons. The angular and energy spectrum of signal photoelectrons leaving a solid is considerably modified as compared to the differential photoelectric cross-sectior owing to elastic and inelastic collisions the electrons suffer on their way out of a target. In this report an analytical expression for the angular distribution of photoelectrons escaping from
more » ... ons escaping from the sample without being scattered inelastically was found in the transport approximation. The dependence of the angular distribution on the parameters characterizing optical orientation and polarization of incident X-rays was studied in detail.
doi:10.12693/aphyspola.91.887 fatcat:6fox2idr7jhxrjyynvmcqpomrm