Abbreviated Journal Title
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, David S.; Bose, Subir K.; Dutta-Roy, Binayak; and Bhattacharyya, Manoranjan, "The Harmonic Lattice, Recoilless Transitions, And The Coherent State" (1992). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 406.