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Synchrotron radiation techniques and their application to actinide materials

DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.95.015001 DOI Help

Authors: R. Caciuffo (European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)) , G. H. Lander (European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC); University of Bristol) , G. Van Der Laan (Diamond Light Source)
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Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Reviews Of Modern Physics , VOL 95

State: Published (Approved)
Published: March 2023

Abstract: Research on actinide materials, both basic and applied, has been greatly advanced by the general techniques available from high-intensity photon beams from x-ray synchrotron sources. The most important single reason is that such x-ray sources can work with minute (e.g., microgram) samples, and at this level the radioactive hazards of actinides are significantly reduced. The form and encapsulation procedures used for different techniques are discussed, followed by the basic theory for interpreting the results. To demonstrate the potential of synchrotron radiation techniques for the study of lattice and electronic structure, hybridization effects, multipolar order, and lattice dynamics in actinide materials, a selection of x-ray diffraction, resonant elastic x-ray scattering, x-ray magnetic circular dichroism, resonant and nonresonant inelastic scattering, dispersive inelastic x-ray scattering, and conventional and resonant photoemission experiments are reviewed.

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