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The use of electron scattering for studying atomic momentum distributions: The case of graphite and diamond

Vos, M.; Moreh, R.; Tőkési, K.


The momentum distributions of C atoms in polycrystalline diamond (produced by chemical vapor deposition) and in highly oriented pyrolitic graphite (HOPG) are studied by scattering of 40 keV electrons at 135°. By measuring the Doppler broadening of the energy of the elastically scattered electrons, we resolve a Compton profile of the motion of the C atoms. The aim of the present work is to resolve long-standing disagreements between the calculated kinetic energies of carbon atoms in HOPG and in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-07-12
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Chemical Physics
DOI: 10.1063/1.3607993


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