Title

The Harmonic Lattice, Recoilless Transitions, And The Coherent State

Title - Alternative

Am. J. Phys.

Keywords

Education, Scientific Disciplines; Physics, Multidisciplinary

Abstract

The probability for recoilless transitions, relevant for the understanding of x-ray scattering from atoms bound in a crystal (applicable also to elastic scattering of neutrons from solids and to the Mossbauer effect), given by the Debye-Waller factor, is derived in a novel manner using the coherent state basis for the normal mode oscillators describing the harmonic lattice, a method which, while being simple and elegant, also reveals the relationship to a heuristic classical discussion of the problem.

Publication Title

American Journal of Physics

Volume

60

Issue/Number

9

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

829

Last Page

832

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1992JK78600012

ISSN

0002-9505

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