Derivation of the electron inelastic mean free path from the elastic peak intensity

A. Jablonski, B. Lesiak, G. Gergely

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Measurements of the elastic peak intensity make possible estimation of the true inelastic mean free path (IMFP). Corresponding experiments are relatively simple and can be performed for any sample. The theoretical models can be used to derive the relation between elastic peak intensity and IMFP for single and multiple elastic scattering. In the present work both models were based on the differential scattering cross-sections calculated within the partial wave expansion method. Examples of calculations of the IMFP using both theoretical models are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-366
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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