International Tables for Crystallography

Correction of systematic errors
N. G. Alexandropoulos, M. J. Cooper, P. Suortti and B. T. M. Willis. International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. C, ch. 7.4, pp. 653-665  [ doi:10.1107/97809553602060000607 ]


The theory of the thermal diffuse scattering correction, which is quite different for X-rays and for neutrons, is described. The contribution of Compton scattering to Bragg intensities is explained and tables are presented for the incoherent scattering function for elements up to atomic number 55 and sin θ/λ values up to 2.0 Å−1. Different models for calculating the incoherent scattering are discussed. Background components of X-ray scattering from a crystalline sample and from different inelastic components of the scattered radiation are described.

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International Tables for Crystallography is the definitive resource and reference work for crystallography. The series consists of nine 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.