Band structure effects in the dynamic response of aluminium

R.W. Godby, N.E. Maddocks, R.J. Needs

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We present ab initio calculations of the dynamic scattering cross-section of aluminium, including local-field effects. The fine structure is in excellent agreement with recent inelastic X-ray scattering experiments, and arises from bandstructure effects, in contrast to recent theoretical suggestions. The calculated cross-section exhibits definite anisotropy, especially at higher momentum transfers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681
JournalEurophysics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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