Probing the Fermi surface by positron annihilation and Compton scattering

S. B. Dugdale*

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Positron annihilation and Compton scattering are important probes of the Fermi surface. Relying on conserva-tion of energy and momentum, being bulk sensitive and not limited by short electronic mean-free-paths, they can provide unique information in circumstances when other methods fail. Using a variety of examples, their contri-bution to knowledge about the electronic structure of a wide range of materials is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-438
Number of pages11
JournalLow Temperature Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014


  • Compton scattering
  • Electronic structure
  • Positron annihilation


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