International
Tables for
Crystallography
Volume F
Crystallography of biological macromolecules
Edited by E. Arnold, D. M. Himmel and M. G. Rossmann

International Tables for Crystallography (2012). Vol. F, ch. 2.1, p. 53   | 1 | 2 |

Figure 2.1.4.1 

J. Drentha*

aLaboratory of Biophysical Chemistry, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Correspondence e-mail: j.drenth@chem.rug.nl

[Figure 2.1.4.1]
Figure 2.1.4.1

The electric vector of a monochromatic and polarized X-ray beam is in the plane. It hits an electron, which starts to oscillate in the same direction as the electric vector of the beam. The oscillating electron acts as a source of X-rays. The scattered intensity depends on the angle ϕ between the oscillation direction of the electron and the scattering direction [equation (2.1.4.1)[link][link]]. Reproduced with permission from Drenth (1999[link]). Copyright (1999) Springer-Verlag.