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Inelastic x-ray scattering from polycrystalline materials.

Abstract : Inelastic X-ray scattering (IXS) is a tool to determine the phonon dispersion along high symmetry directions in single crystals. However, novel materials and crystals under extreme conditions are often only available in form of polycrystalline samples. Thus the investigation is limited to orientationally averaged properties. To overcome these limitations, a methodology to extract the single crystal phonon dispersion from polycrystalline materials was developed. The approach consists of recording IXS spectra over a large momentum transfer region and confront them with a Born–von Kármán model calculation. A least-square refinement of the model IXS spectra then provides the single crystal dispersion scheme. In this work the method is developed on the test case Be. Further studies were performed on more and more complex systems, in order to explore the limitations. This novel application of IXS promises to be a valuable tool in cases where single crystalline materials are not available.
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Irmengard Fischer. Inelastic x-ray scattering from polycrystalline materials.. Condensed Matter [cond-mat]. Université Joseph-Fourier - Grenoble I, 2008. English. ⟨tel-00349859⟩

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