May 3, 10:15 in E204 (Tuesday Seminar)   

Jussi Lehtola (Helsinki)


Inelastic x-ray scattering as a tool in materials science

Inelastic x-ray scattering (IXS) experiments can be used to study the structure and dynamics of materials. IXS can be used to extract unique information that is not available with conventional methods, such as x-ray or neutron diffraction. However, due to the nature of the interaction, the interpretation of the experimental results relies heavily on computational modeling. In this talk I will give a brief overview of the computational methods used in the modeling of the scattering cross sections (focusing mostly on electronic structure calculations), and discuss some of our newest computational and experimental results.