International Tables for Crystallography

Analysis of charge and spin densities
P. Coppens, Z. Su and P. J. Becker. International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. C, ch. 8.7, pp. 713-734  [ doi:10.1107/97809553602060000615 ]


This chapter describes the interaction of X-rays, unpolarized and polarized neutrons with the charge and spin densities of a periodic system. The methods developed for analysis of the electron densities from the diffraction intensities are described in detail and the concepts used in the interpretation of the results are defined.

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