Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 269–277 | Cite as

The energy dispersive X-ray diffraction method: annotated bibliography 1968–78

  • E. Laine
  • I. Lähteenmäki


The present summary is a brief survey of the energy dispersive X-ray diffraction (EDXRD) method and an appraisal of the current position. A comprehensive chronological list of annotated references on EDXRD is given, covering the period 1968 to 1978. An index of authors is appended.


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Bibliography 1968–78


  1. 1.
    B. Buras, J. Chwaszczewska, S. Szarras andZ. Szmid, “Fixed Angle Scattering (FAS) Method for X-ray Crystal Structure Analysis”,Inst. Nucl. Res. (Warsaw), Rep. No. 894/II/PS (1968) 10 pp. Described the EDXRD method and gives a formula for integrated intensity. Applications were also considered. This and following paper [2] reported the first work on EDXRD.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    B. C. Giessen andG. E. Gordon, “X-ray Diffraction: New High-Speed Technique Based on X-ray Spectrography”,Science 159 (1968) 973. Described and discussed the EDXRD method. Diffraction patterns of platinum sheet were reported. See also [1].Google Scholar


  1. 3.
    P. J. Freud andP. N. Lamori, “Non-Dispersive High Pressure High Temperature X-ray Diffraction Analysis”,Trans. Amer. Cryst. Assoc. 5 (1969) 155. Described a high pressure apparatus and discussed the use of the EDXRD method in high pressure measurements. Measurements on iron and NaCl were made at about 2.5 GPa pressure.Google Scholar


  1. 4.
    H. Cole, “Bragg's Law and Energy Sensitive Detectors”,J. Appl. Cryst. 3 (1970) 405. Considered theoretically Bragg's law and energy and angle dispersive diffraction methods. An expression for the power per unit length of diffracted cone for a flat powder sample is given in the case of EDXRD.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 5.
    J. I. Drever andR. W. Fitzgerald, “Fluorescence Elimination in X-ray Diffractometry with Solid State Detectors”,Mater. Res. Bull. 5 (1970) 101. Discussed the use of solid state detectors in angle dispersive diffractometry. The energy resolution of solid state detectors was sufficient to discriminate the fluorescence of sample and to eliminate the need for a Kβ filter. The peak-to-background ratio was higher than in the case of the conventional counters.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  1. 7.
    P. Banerjee andP. Charbit, “Schnelle Rőntgenbeugungsanalysen mit Hilfe eines Si(Li)-Halbleiterdetectors”,Siemens-Z. 45 (1971) 549 (in German). Described the EDXRD method, considered absorption in the sample and derived an expression for intensity. The method was used for determination of austenite content in austenite ferrite steel.Google Scholar
  2. 8.
    J. Chwaszczewska, S. Szarras, Z. Szmid andM. Szymczak, “Application of Semiconductor Detectors in Crystal Structure Investigations”,Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 4 (1971) 619. Reported on the EDXRD method and compared the calculated and observed positions of diffraction peaks for Al, Cu, Pt and Au foils and for a powdered Si sample. For the Si sample a comparison of the observed and calculated intensities was made. The resolution of the detector system was about 1 keV.Google Scholar
  3. 9.
    J. I. Drever, “Early Diagenesis of Clay Minerals, Rio Ameca Basin, Mexico”,J. Sedim. Petro. 41 (1971) 982. Reported a clay mineral analysis in which the EDXRD method was used.Google Scholar
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    R. E. Ferrell, “Applicability of Energy Dispersive X-ray Powder Diffractometry to Determinative Mineralogy”,Amer. Mineral. 56 (1971) 1822. Demonstrated the applicability of EDXRD to the identification of single and multicomponent mineral powders. In the latter case the resolution of the detector was observed to limit the analysis.Google Scholar
  5. 11.
    E. Laine andI. Lähteenmäki, “Structure and Microstructure Study on Splat-Cooled Cadmium”,J. Mater. Sci. 6 (1971) 1418. Reported preferred orientation and its recovery in splat-cooled cadmium. The intensity ratio of the 0 0 2 diffraction line and the CdKα fluorescence line were used as a measure of the preferred orientation.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 12.
    V. W. Slivinsky, “Polarization of Bremsstrahlung from X-ray Tubes”,Amer. Phys. Soc. Bull. 16 (1971) 546. Reported the polarization of bremsstrahlung spectra from commercial X-ray tubes using high resolution Si(Li) and Ge(Li) detectors. The results showed that the X-rays at the high energy limit of the bremsstrahlung spectrum were strongly polarized in a direction parallel to the electron beam, whilst the lower energy X-rays exhibited a low but constant polarization in the same direction. The average polarization was found to increase as the voltage applied to the X-ray tube decreased. Abstract only.Google Scholar
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    M. M. Umanskii andD. M. Kheiker, “Equipment for X-ray Structural Investigations (Review)”,Instrum. & Exp. Tech. (USA) 14 (1971) 665. Reviewed modern equipments for X-ray structural analysis. EDXRD was also mentioned.Google Scholar


  1. 14.
    L. M. Albritton andJ. L. Margrave, “Polychromatic X-ray Diffraction; A Rapid and Versatile Technique for the Study of Solids under High Pressure and High Temperature”,High Temp.-High Press. 4 (1972) 13. Described apparatus and techniques for high pressure measurements with EDXRD. Reported high pressure investigations (up to 6 GPa) of Al and KCL at room temperature.Google Scholar
  2. 15.
    A. Hewitt-Emmett, “The Application of the X-ray Diffractometer to Process Control in Cement Kilns”,Cement Technol. 3 (1972) 58. Described application of the EDXRD system (desscribed in [21]) to process control in the cement industry.Google Scholar
  3. 16.
    H. A. Kähkönen, “A Semiconductor Detector in a Small Angle X-ray Diffraction Study”,J. Phys. E 5 (1972) 652. Described a small angle X-ray diffraction system in which a solid state detector was used.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 17.
    E. Laine, I. Lähteenmäki andM. Kantola, “Measuring of Diffraction Intensities by the Energy Dispersive Si(Li) Detector”,Acta Cryst. A28 (1972) S245. Considered the accuracy of lattice parameter measurements and the agreement between the observed and calculated intensities of the peaks. Abstract only.Google Scholar
  5. 18.
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  6. 19.
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  7. 20.
    G. W. Martin andA. S. Klein, “A Complete Instrumental System for Energy Dispersive Diffractometry and Fluorescence Analysis”,Adv. X-ray Anal. 15 (1972) 254. Described a system for energy dispersive diffractometry and simultaneous fluorescence analysis. Testing experiments were also reported and the “best” 2θ angle discussed.Google Scholar
  8. 21.
    J. C. Nutter, “A Non-dispersive On-stream X-ray Diffractometer for the Cement Industry”,Cement Technol. 3 (1972) 55. Described the theory and design of an EDXRD system for process control in cement kilns. See also [15].Google Scholar
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  1. 24.
    D. Carpenter andJ. Thatcher, “Evaluation of the Energy Dispersive Detector as a Detector-Filter System for the X-ray Diffractometer”,Adv. X-ray Anal. 16 (1973) 322. Compared the solid state detector with conventional scintillation and proportional detectors in angle dispersive diffractometry.Google Scholar
  2. 25.
    H. S. Deben andB. Broyde, “Compositional and Texture Analysis of Tantalum Thin Films by Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis”,Appl. Spectrosc. (USA) 27 (1973) 99. Quantitative measurements, using EDXRD, of concentrations are given for the phases present in undoped tantalum thin films.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 26.
    T. Fukamachi, S. Hosoya andO. Terasaki, “The Precision of Interplanar Distances Measured by an Energy Dispersive Diffractometer”,J. Appl. Cryst. 6 (1973) 117. Discussed and estimated the precision of measured lattice spacings by EDXRD. It is shown that a precision of about 0.01% is attainable without much difficulty by the use of a suitable Soller-slit system and a suitable scattering angle. This was demonstrated on an Al powder sample.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 27.
    T. Fukamachi, S. Togawa andS. Hosoya, “Escape Peaks Caused by a Ge(Li) Detector in an Energy Dispersive Diffractometer”,J. Appl. Cryst. 6 (1973) 297. Reported the appearance and identification of escape peaks in an EDXRD spectrum.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 28.
    S. Hosoya andT. Fukamachi, “Rapid Determination of Polarity Sense by an Energy Dispersive Diffractometer”,J. Appl. Cryst. 6 (1973) 396. Determined the polarity sense of the non-centrosymmetric GaP crystal with EDXRD by choosing a suitable scattering angle. By EDXRD the polarity sense can be determined rapidly and unambiguously with high reliability and this can be used to distinguish between an enantiomorphous pair. This method will, moreover, be very useful both in the study of anomalous scattering itself and in its various applications to crystal structure analysis.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 29.
    R. Jenkins, “Combination of the Energy Dispersion Spectrometer with the Powder Diffractometer”,Norelco Rep. 20 (1973) 22. Described the combination of an energy dispersive spectrometer and a diffractometer. Some comments on practical use were also made.Google Scholar
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  8. 31.
    E. Laine andI. Lähteenmäki, “A Rapid Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction Method for Structure Analysis”,Kemian Teollisuus 30 (1973) 381. Described the principle of the EDXRD method. Comparison of measured peak positions and inten-sities obtained using various exposure times was made with those calculated theoretically. It was found that the accuracy of lattice parameter did not depend essentially on the exposure times (⩾ 10 sec). Also, a good agreement was obtained between the observed and calculated intensities of the peaks, when the exposure times were longer than 1 min.Google Scholar
  9. 32.
    E. Laine andL. Tukia, “Isotope-Excited X-Ray Fluorescense Analysis of Binary Alloys Using Energy Dispersion”,X-Ray Spectrom. 2 (1973) 115. Reported on a radioisotope-excited X-ray fluorescence method for the analysis of binary alloys. The method was applied to Cu-Sb alloys. The results were checked by EDXRD.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 33.
    W. Lin, “A Rapid Fluorescence and Energy Powder Pattern Analysis System”,Adv. X-Ray Anal. 16 (1973) 298. Reported a computer-coupled EDXRD system capable of performing rapid elemental analysis and phase identification employing fluorescence and energy powder pattern analyses. Software was developed for qualitative or/and quantitative elemental analysis.Google Scholar
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  1. 36.
    B. Buras andL. Gerward, “Relations between Integrated Intensities in Crystal Diffraction Methods for X-rays and Neutrons”, Report no. 7 (1974) of Laboratory of Applied Physics III, Technical University of Denmark, 18 pp. It is shown that there are simple relations between the formulae for the integrated intensities of the different X-ray diffraction methods, and that the intensity formulae for all the methods can be simply generated, provided that one of them is derived conventionally.Google Scholar
  2. 37.
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  3. 38.
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  4. 39.
    E. Laine, I. Lähteenmäki andM. Hämäläinen, “Si(Li) Semiconductor Detector in Angle and Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffractometry”,J. Phys. E 7 (1974) 951. Described an X-ray diffractometer system which can be used in angle dispersive, energy dispersive and combined angle and energy dispersive diffraction measurements. The appropriateness and the advantages of these methods under different experimental conditions are discussed.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 40.
    J. Szpunar, M. Ojanen andE. Laine, “Application of the Energy Dispersive X-Ray Diffraction Method to Texture Measurements”,Z. Metallkde 65 (1974) 221. Described the application of EDXRD to texture measurements. The method described permits the direct recording of information necessary for inverse pole figure determination. Inverse pole figure measurements of cold rolled steel were carried out.Google Scholar
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    A. J. C. Wilson, “Synergistic Indentification by Energy-Dispersive Diffractometry”,J. Appl. Cryst. 7 (1974) 93. Letter to the Editor.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    A. P. Voskamp, “High-Speed Retained Austenite Analysis with an Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction Technique”,Adv. X-ray Anal. 17 (1974) 124. Discussed the applicability of EDXRD for the determination of retained austenite. Experiments have been carried out using both the conventional ADXRD and the EDXRD technique. The results obtained were compared and the error possibilities discussed. Calculations for intensity and intensity correction factors were also reported.Google Scholar


  1. 43.
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    B. Buras, J. Staun Olsen, L. Gerward, B. Selsmark andA. Lindegaard Andersen, “Energy-Dispersive Spectroscopic Methods Applied to X-ray Diffraction in Single Crystals”,Acta Cryst. A31 (1975) 327. Described and investigated two single-crystal energydispersive crystallographic methods. Formulae for integrated intensities were derived for mosaic and perfect single crystals. Experimental results and a comparison between measured and calculated integrated intensities for a perfect germanium crystal were given. Special features and possible applications of the methods were discussed.Google Scholar
  4. 46.
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  5. 47.
    K. Inoue, A. Nakaue andY. Yagi, “Measurement of Melting Points of Pb up to 90 kbar by Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction Technique”,Rev. Phys. Chem. Jap. 1975 (SI) (1975) 757. Reported a cubic anvil press apparatus, with which one can obtain energy dispersive powder diffraction patterns at pressures up to 13 GPa and temperatures to 1500° C. The melting points of Pb were determined up to 9 GPa (based upon the NaCl pressure scale).Google Scholar
  6. 48.
    J. H. Johnston andJ. F. Duncan, “Manganese Ion Site Distribution Studies in Tourmaline by Anomalous X-ray Scattering Methods”,J. Appl. Cryst. 8 (1975) 469. Reported a determination of Mn3+ site distribution in a manganese-containing tsilaisite tourmaline sample. For this, anomalous X-ray scattering techniques, in conjunction with the EDXRD procedures, were used.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 49.
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  8. 50.
    S. G. Metcalf andW. I. Winters, “An X-ray Diffraction Technique for Radioactive Powders”,Appl. Spectr. 29 (1975) 519. Reported an ADXRD system, which used a Si(Li) detector. Radioactive powder samples were measured using this system.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  10. 52.
    J. M. Schultz, “A New X-ray Diffraction-Fluorescence Method for the Study of Films: Preliminary Results for CuxS on CdS”,J. Appl. Cryst. 8 (1975) 333. Reported a structure study of an ion-exchanged layer of CuxS on CdS by EDXRD yielding diffraction and fluorescence results simultaneously. A reversible phase transition near 100° C was observed.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  12. 54.
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  1. 57.
    J. Bordas, I. H. Munro andA. M. Glazer, “Small-Angle Scattering Experiments on Biological Materials Using Synchrotron Radiation”,Nature 262 (1976) 541. Reported an energy dispersive small-angle diffraction system, which used synchrotron radiation. Preliminary experiments on rat-tail tendon were also reported.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  4. 60.
    T. Fukamachi, S. Hosoya andM. Okunuki, “X-ray Intensity Measurements on Large Crystals by Energy-Dispersive Diffractometry. I. Energy Dependences of Diffraction Intensities near the Absorption Edge”,Acta Cryst. A32 (1976) 104. Reported measurements of intensity variations of X-ray diffracted from a nearly perfect GaAs plate, in symmetrical Laue and Bragg cases, in the energy region near the AsK absorption edge with small energy intervals, by the use of EDXRD. The first paper of a series of three. See also [61] and [75].Google Scholar
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  9. 65.
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    J. C. Malaurent andJ. Dixmier, “X-ray Diffractometry in Situ of Evaporated Thin Films: Application to Amorphous Tellurium”,Thin Solid Films 36 (1976) L1. Described an EDXRD system for studying the structure of evaporated thin filmsin situ.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  1. 73.
    J. Bordas, A. M. Glazer, C. J. Howard andA. J. Bourdillon, “Energy-Dispersive Diffraction from Polycrystalline Materials Using Synchrotron Radiation,Phil. Mag. 35 (1977) 311. Described EDXRD techniques using synchrotron radiation from the Daresbury synchrotron, NINA. By using a silicon powder standard the measurement of Debye-Waller factors and structure factors of NaCl and KCl has been achieved with good precision.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Laine
    • 1
  • I. Lähteenmäki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical SciencesUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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