Low Temperature Physics: 35, 599 (2009); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3224712 (11 pages)
Физика Низких Температур: Том 35, Выпуск 8-9 (Август 2009), c. 765-778    ( к оглавлению , назад )

Fermiology via the electron momentum distribution (Review Article)

G. Kontrym-Sznajd

Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences P.O. Box 1410, 50-950 Wroc_aw 2, Poland
E-mail: g.sznajd@int.pan.wroc.pl

Received October 31, 2008


Investigations of the Fermi surface via the electron momentum distribution reconstructed from either angular correlation of annihilation radiation or Compton scattering experimental spectra are presented. The basis of these experiments and mathematical methods applied in reconstructing three-dimensional electron momentum densities from line or plane projections measured in these experiments are described. Finally, papers where such techniques have been applied to study the Fermi surface of metallic materials are reviewed.

PACS: 13.60.Fz Elastic and Compton scattering;
PACS: 71.18+y Fermi surface: calculations and measurements; effective mass, g factor;
PACS: 71.20.–b Electron density of states and band structure of crystalline solids;
PACS: 78.70.Bj Positron annihilation;
PACS: 81.70.Tx Computed tomography.

Ключевые слова: positron annihilation, Compton scattering, electronic structure.