Thomson scattering in the average-atom approximation.

@article{Johnson2012ThomsonSI,
  title={Thomson scattering in the average-atom approximation.},
  author={W. Johnson and J. Nilsen and K. Cheng},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={86 3 Pt 2},
  pages={
          036410
        }
}
The average-atom model is applied to study Thomson scattering of x-rays from warm dense matter with emphasis on scattering by bound electrons. Parameters needed to evaluate the dynamic structure function (chemical potential, average ionic charge, free electron density, bound and continuum wave functions, and occupation numbers) are obtained from the average-atom model. The resulting analysis provides a relatively simple diagnostic for use in connection with x-ray scattering measurements… Expand
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