Advanced Scattering Techniques

  • Ralf Röhlsberger
Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 208)


Nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation can be used to extend the energy resolution and the time resolution of x-ray scattering techniques into regimes that have not been accessible so far. The essential idea is to manipulate the resonantly scattered photon fields by controlled motion of the nuclei during the scattering process. This has led to the development of x-ray monochromators with μeV resolution and the invention of the nuclear lighthouse effect that has the potential to achieve time resolutions in the ps range. These developments promise new spectroscopic techniques (elastic and inelastic) in the x-ray regime.


Synchrotron Radiation Scattered Radiation Time Spectrum Perturbed Angular Correlation Angular Scale 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf Röhlsberger
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  1. 1.HASYLAB@DESYHamburgGermany

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