Study of Doppler broadening Compton scattering and cross section determination for the elements Fe, Zn, Ag, Au and Hg

  • Wrood K. Abood
Keywords: Doppler broadening, Compton profile, cross section.


To assess the contribution of Doppler broadening and examine the
Compton profile, the Compton energy absorption cross sections are
measured and calculated using formulas based on a relativistic
impulse approximation. The Compton energy-absorption cross
sections are evaluated for different elements (Fe, Zn, Ag, Au and Hg)
and for a photon energy range (1 - 100 keV). With using these crosssections,
the Compton component of the mass–energy absorption
coefficient was derived, where the electron momentum prior to the
scattering event caused a Doppler broadening of the Compton line.
Also, the momentum resolution function was evaluated in terms of
incident and scattered photon energy and scattering angle. The results
of cross sections for the coherent and incoherent processes are
compared with theoretical values and reported values of other
researchers. The present results are in agreement with the theoretical