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. 2.6, p. 151

Section 2.6.5. Specimen properties

C. A. Reissa*

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2.6.5. Specimen properties

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In designing a non-ambient experiment the specimen properties must be taken into account; the holder material should not react with the sample. For flat sample geometry it is preferable that the specimen completely absorbs the X-ray beam. If the specimen is highly transparent, one can either use a thin specimen on a zero-background sample holder or use a capillary. For capillary measurements the X-ray beam must penetrate the capillary completely; if this is not the case, higher energy X-rays (such as Mo or Ag) can be used (Section[link]). Every sample is unique, and a suitable solution must be devised.

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