Direct observation of polarization mixing in nuclear Bragg x-ray scattering of synchrotron radiation

D. P. Siddons, J. B. Hastings, G. Faigel, L. E. Berman, P. E. Haustein, J. R. Grover

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Abstract

The direct observation of polarization mixing in nuclear Bragg scattering of synchrotron radiation by 57Fe 2O3 is reported. Application of a magnetic bias field having the appropriate orientation was shown to produce almost complete rotation of the polarized incident beam to a polarized diffracted beam. Rotation of this field about the diffraction vector through 90°caused the diffracted beam polarization to change continuously from through elliptical to as predicted theoretically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1384-1387
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume62
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1989

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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