© 1979

X-Ray Spectroscopy

An Introduction


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Bipin K. Agarwal
    Pages 1-51
  3. Bipin K. Agarwal
    Pages 53-119
  4. Bipin K. Agarwal
    Pages 121-179
  5. Bipin K. Agarwal
    Pages 181-222
  6. Bipin K. Agarwal
    Pages 223-239
  7. Bipin K. Agarwal
    Pages 241-309
  8. Bipin K. Agarwal
    Pages 311-330
  9. Bipin K. Agarwal
    Pages 331-358
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 359-420

About this book


Rontgen's discovery of X-rays in 1895 launched a subject which became central to the development of modern physics. The verification of many of the predic­ tions of quantum theory by X-ray spectroscopy in the early part of the twen­ tieth century stimulated great interest in thi's area, which has subsequently influenced fields as diverse as chemical physics, nuclear physics, and the study of the electronic properties of solids, and led to the development of techniques such as Auger, Raman, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The improvement of the theoretical understanding of the physics underlying X-ray spectroscopy has been accompanied by advances in experimental techniques, and the subject provides an instructive example of how progress on both these fronts can be mutually beneficial. This book strikes a balance between his­ torical description, which illustrates this symbiosis, and the discussion of new developments. The application of X-ray spectroscopic methods to the in­ vestigation of chemical bonding receives special attention, and an up-to-date account is given of the use of extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) in determining interatomic distances, which has attracted much attention dur­ ing the last decade. This monograph is intended to be used as a basic text for a one-year course at postgraduate level, and aims to provide the general background that is es­ sential to enable the reader to participate fruitfully in the growing research activity in this field.


Röntgenspektroskopie photoelectron spectroscopy quantum theory scattering spectra spectroscopy X-ray spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, X-Ray LaboratoryUniversity of AllahabadAllahabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title X-Ray Spectroscopy
  • Book Subtitle An Introduction
  • Authors Bipin K. Agarwal
  • Series Title Springer Series in Optical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-09268-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-14471-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-14469-5
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 420
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
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