Tables for
Volume B
Reciprocal space
Edited by U. Shmueli

International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. B, ch. 5.1, p. 548   | 1 | 2 |


A. Authiera*

aLaboratoire de Minéralogie-Cristallographie, Université P. et M. Curie, 4 Place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris CEDEX 05, France
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Borrmann triangle. When the incident beam is divergent, the whole dispersion surface is excited and the wavefields excited inside the crystal propagate within a triangle filling all the space between the incident direction, AC, and the reflected direction, AB. Along any direction Ap within this triangle two wavefields propagate, having as tie points two conjugate points, P and P′, at the extremities of a diameter of the dispersion surface. (a) Direct space; (b) reciprocal space.