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International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. C, ch. 6.4, p. 612

Section 6.4.12. Anisotropy

T. M. Sabinea

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6.4.12. Anisotropy

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The parameters describing the microstructure of the crystal are the mosaic-block size and the angle between the mosaic blocks. These are not constrained in any way to be isotropic with respect to the crystal axes. In particular, they are not constrained by symmetry. For example, in a face-centred-cubic crystal under uniaxial stress, slip will occur on one set of {111} planes, leading to a dislocation array of non-cubic symmetry. In principle, anisotropy can be incorporated into the formal theory by allowing [\ell ] and g to depend on the Miller indices of the reflections. This has not been done in this work, but reference should be made to the work of Coppens & Hamilton (1970[link]).


Coppens, P. & Hamilton, W. C. (1970). Anisotropic extinction corrections in the Zachariasen approximation. Acta Cryst. A26, 71–83.

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