The Harmonic Lattice, Recoilless Transitions, And The Coherent State
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Am. J. Phys.
Education, Scientific Disciplines; Physics, Multidisciplinary
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.
American Journal of Physics
Bateman, D S.; Bose, S K.; Duttaroy, B; and Bhattacharyya, M, "The Harmonic Lattice, Recoilless Transitions, And The Coherent State" (1992). Faculty Bibliography. 2006.