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

Section 6.4.15. Definitions

T. M. Sabinea

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6.4.15. Definitions

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The quantity F used in these equations is the modulus of the structure factor per unit cell. It includes the Debye–Waller factor and the scattering length of each atom. (For X-ray diffraction, the scattering length of the electron is 2.8178 × 10−15 m.) λ is the wavelength of the incident radiation. 2θ is the angle of scattering. [N_{{c}}] is the number of unit cells per unit volume. The path length of the diffracted beam is D, while T is the thickness of the crystal normal to the diffracting plane. In practice, when the orientation of the crystal is unknown, D can be taken equal to [\ell] or L, where these are average dimensions of the mosaic block or crystal.

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