Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 12, 1301046 (2017)


Compton Scattering Measurement to Detect Momentum Distribution of Electrons in Warm Dense Matter
Hitoki YONEDA and Shigeaki NISHIO
Institute for Laser Science, University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofushi, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan
(Received 30 March 2017 / Accepted 10 October 2017 / Published 28 November 2017)


Detailed study of electrons in warm dense matter is a key to understanding material properties. Up to now there are many methods to detect electron spectral features with optical lasers and x-rays. Here we propose and demonstrate a new measurement method using inelastic Compton scattering of hard x-ray probe radiation. By using a high energy photon beam, above 100 keV, the change of the electron momentum distribution is observed through a change of the scattered x-ray spectrum even in a solid density plasmas.


warm dense matter, Compton scattering, x-ray, high energy density material, Fermi surface

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.12.1301046


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