publication . Article . 1991

Dichroic X-ray fluorescence

Paul Strange;
  • Published: 16 Dec 1991
  • Country: United Kingdom
We point out that dichroism in x-ray-emission spectra can be studied in fluorescence experiments without resolving the chirality of the emitted radiation, provided the incident photons are circularly polarized. We argue that such experiments would be unique probes of metallic magnetism. The effect is demonstrated in iron using a first-principles calculation based on a fully relativistic multiple-scattering theory.
arXiv: Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena
free text keywords: Fluorescence, Dichroic glass, Circular polarization, Magnetism, Atomic physics, Photon, Condensed matter physics, X-ray fluorescence, Spin polarization, Physics, Dichroism, 11000/12
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