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3D Imaging of the Fermi Surface by Thermal Diffuse Scattering

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.076403 DOI Help
PMID: 19792668 PMID Help

Authors: Moritz Hoesch (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Physical Review Letters , VOL 103 (7) , PAGES 076403

State: Published (Approved)
Published: August 2009

Abstract: We use thermal diffuse scattering of x rays to visualize the lens-shaped portions of the Fermi surface in metallic zinc. Our interpretation of the nature of the observed scattered intensity anomalies is supported by the incorporation of inelastic x-ray scattering measurements as well as ab initio calculations of the electronic structure and lattice dynamics. Our work demonstrates that thermal diffuse scattering complements well-established techniques and is a powerful tool in its own right for studying the shape of the Fermi surface through the associated electron-phonon coupling.

Subject Areas: Physics, Materials

Facility: ESRF, SLS