Journal article

Momentum-Dependent Lifetime Broadening of Electron Energy Loss Spectra: A Self-Consistent Coupled-Plasmon Model

JD Bourke, CT Chantler

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2015


The complex dielectric function and associated energy loss spectrum of a condensed matter system is a fundamental material parameter that determines both the optical and electronic scattering behavior of the medium. The common representation of the electron energy loss function (ELF) is interpreted as the susceptibility of a system to a single- or bulk-electron (plasmon) excitation at a given energy and momentum and is commonly derived as a summation of noninteracting free-electron resonances with forms constrained by adherence to some externally determined optical standard. This work introduces a new causally constrained momentum-dependent broadening theory, permitting a more physical repre..

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