J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 48, Numéro C9, Décembre 1987X-Ray and Inner-Shell Processes
|Page(s)||C9-989 - C9-996|
J. Phys. Colloques 48 (1987) C9-989-C9-996
A REVIEW OF MAGNETIC X-RAY EFFECTSM.J. COOPER
Department of Physics, University of Warwick, GE-Coventry CV4 7AL, Great-Britain
The existence of spin-dependent terms in the photon-electron scattering cross-section was confirmed many years ago but these effects remained unexploited until the advent of the present generation of bright X-ray synchrotrons. Recently Compton scattering and photoabsorption studies of spin-dependent densities have been made with circularly polarised synchrotron radiation and diffraction studies of antiferromagnets with the dominant linearly polarised component. In this paper the scattering theory will be summarised, recent experiments reviewed and future prospects discussed.