International Tables for Crystallography

Energy-dispersive techniques
B. Buras, W. I. F. David, L. Gerward, J. D. Jorgensen and B. T. M. Willis. International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. C, ch. 2.5, pp. 84-88  [ doi:10.1107/97809553602060000580 ]


In the first part of this chapter the principles of the white-beam, energy-dispersive method for X-ray diffraction are described with special emphasis on the use of synchrotron radiation. Expressions are given for the integrated intensity, the polarization factor and other correction factors. Applications in high-pressure X-ray diffraction are mentioned. In the second part of the chapter, neutron single-crystal Laue diffraction and neutron time-of-flight powder diffraction are discussed.

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International Tables for Crystallography is the definitive resource and reference work for crystallography. The series consists of eight volumes and comprises articles and tables of data relevant to crystallographic research and to applications of crystallographic methods in all sciences concerned with the structure and properties of materials.