The Theory of Crystal Structure Analysis

  • Authors
  • A. I. Kitaigorodskii

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A. I. Kitaigorodskii
    Pages 1-18
  3. A. I. Kitaigorodskii
    Pages 19-66
  4. A. I. Kitaigorodskii
    Pages 67-126
  5. A. I. Kitaigorodskii
    Pages 206-241
  6. A. I. Kitaigorodskii
    Pages 270-272
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-275

About this book


Structure analysis is based on the phenomena of the diffraction of radia­ tion by materials. In the first ten to twenty years after Laue's discovery, a very complete theory was developed for the diffraction of x-rays and, later, of electrons. This theory led to equations by means of which it was possible to compute the intensity pattern for a given structure. The theory of structure analysis came to mean that of the diffraction of radiation. In 1935, Patterson pointed out a way leading to the solution of the inverse problem: the finding of the structure from a given intensity distribution pattern. At first the conservatism of researchers, and then the war, hampered the de­ velopment and broad application of the ideas set forth in this work. It was only during the last ten years that all the rich possibilities of the Patterson method - the method of the analysis of the convolution of the electron density - were brought to light and applied in practice.


X-ray crystal crystal structure density diffraction distribution electron electrons radiation scattering structure

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