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Dynamical Theory of X-Ray Diffraction

André Authier


X-ray diffraction is a major tool for the study of crystal structures and the characterization of crystal perfection. Since the discovery of X-ray diffraction by von Laue, Friedrich, and Knipping in 1912 two basic theories have been used to describe this diffraction. One is the approximate geometrical, or kinematical theory, applicable to small or highly imperfect crystals; it is used for the determination of crystal structures and the study of powders and polycrystalline materials. The other one is the rigorous dynamical theory, applicable to perfect or nearly perfect crystals and, for that r ... More

Keywords: dynamical theory, dispersion theory, anomalous absorption, grazing incidence diffraction, multiple-beam diffraction, synchrotron radiation, characterization, X-ray topography, X-ray optics

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198528920
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528920.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

André Authier, author
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

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