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Tables for Crystallography Volume B Reciprocal space Edited by U. Shmueli © International Union of Crystallography 2006 |
International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. B, ch. 5.1, p. 539
Section 5.1.3.4. Deviation parameter^{a}Laboratoire de Minéralogie-Cristallographie, Université P. et M. Curie, 4 Place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris CEDEX 05, France |
The solutions of dynamical theory are best described by introducing a reduced parameter called the deviation parameter, where whose real part is equal to the half width of the rocking curve (Sections 5.1.6 and 5.1.7). The width 2δ of the rocking curve is sometimes called the Darwin width.
The definition (5.1.3.5) of the deviation parameter is independent of the geometrical situation (reflection or transmission case); this is not followed by some authors. The present convention has the advantage of being quite general.
In an absorbing crystal, and δ are complex, and it is the real part, , of which has the geometrical interpretation given in Section 5.1.3.3. One obtains where β is the phase angle of [or that of ].