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Title: Electronic state in -gallium using Compton scattering technique
Authors: Jain, Rajesh
Ahuja, B L
Sharma, B K
Keywords: APW band structure calculation
Compton scattering
Electron momentum density
Electron-electron correlation effects
Issue Date: Jan-2004
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract:  Study of the electronic state in -Ga using Compton scattering technique is reported in this paper. The isotropic Compton profile has been measured using a -ray Compton spectrometer, which employs a 5 Ci annular 241Am source. The measurement is compared with the available augmented plane-wave (APW) and non-local model potential calculations. Comparison with the present calculations based on renormalised-free-atom (RFA) model for 4s and 4p electrons is also made. It is seen that APW (with Lam-Platzman electron-electron correlation) calculation is in better agreement with the experiment. The Fourier transform of experimental Compton profile confirms the free-electron like behaviour of Ga.
Description: 43-48
ISSN: 0975-1041 (Online); 0019-5596 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJPAP Vol.42(01) [January 2004]

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