Compton spectra of atoms at high x-ray intensity

  title={Compton spectra of atoms at high x-ray intensity},
  author={Sang-Kil Son and Otfried Geffert and Robin Santra},
  journal={Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
Compton scattering is the nonresonant inelastic scattering of an x-ray photon by an electron and has been used to probe the electron momentum distribution in gas-phase and condensed-matter samples. In the low x-ray intensity regime, Compton scattering from atoms dominantly comes from bound electrons in neutral atoms, neglecting contributions from bound electrons in ions and free (ionized) electrons. In contrast, in the high x-ray intensity regime, the sample experiences severe ionization via x… 

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