Crystallography Reports

, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp 446–448 | Cite as

POLARCALC: A program for calculating the linear-polarization factor using an area detector

  • D. S. Molodenskii
  • S. N. Sul’yanov
Crystallographic Software


A graphical interface program has been developed to determine the linear-polarization factor of a monochromatic X-ray beam when analyzing scattering from an amorphous object. An area coordinate detector is used in measurements. The change in intensity over the azimuthal angle at a constant diffraction angle is interpolated by a theoretical cosine dependence, which contains the polarization factor.


Azimuthal Angle Crystallography Report Polarization Factor Synchrotron Radiation Beam Cosine Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute”MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Shubnikov Institute of CrystallographyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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