Tables for
Volume H
Powder diffraction
Edited by C. J. Gilmore, J. A. Kaduk and H. Schenk

International Tables for Crystallography (2018). Vol. H, ch. 2.1, p. 29

Figure 2.1.3 

A. Kerna*

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[Figure 2.1.3]
Figure 2.1.3

Transformation between the Bragg–Brentano and Debye–Scherrer geometries using a incident-beam X-ray optical bench. SR: flat specimen, reflection mode; SC: capillary specimen, transmission mode; ST: flat specimen, transmission mode. The actual instrument geometry is a function of the actual beam-propagation angle, making the X-ray optics the most important part of any instrument-geometry conversion. (a) Divergent beam: Bragg–Brentano geometry, (b) divergent beam: Bragg–Brentano geometry extended by an incident-beam monochromator. (c) Convergent beam: focusing Debye–Scherrer geometry, (d) parallel beam: Debye–Scherrer geometry. Transformation is achieved by mounting the X-ray tube and pre-aligned optical components at pre-defined positions of the optical bench. None of the figures are to scale.