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Spin-orbit interaction in bremsstrahlung and its effect on the electron motion in a strong Coulomb field
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2015 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 92, no 6, 062707Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Linear polarization of bremsstrahlung x rays produced in collisions of longitudinally polarized 2.1-MeV electrons with gold atoms was studied using the Compton scattering technique. We observed that the angle of x-ray polarization is strongly correlated with the incoming electron polarization. This correlation reveals the dominance of the spin-orbit interaction in bremsstrahlung and indicates a striking effect of the electron spin on the electron motion in a strong Coulomb field. The results confirm the validity of the theoretical predictions in a computationally challenging energy regime.

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American Physical Society , 2015. Vol. 92, no 6, 062707
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-180219DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.92.062707ISI: 000366082900008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84950127034OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-180219DiVA: diva2:895653
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