Multiple Diffraction of X-Rays in Crystals

  • Shih-Lin Chang

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
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    Pages 1-6
  3. Shih-Lin Chang
    Pages 35-71
  4. Shih-Lin Chang
    Pages 72-133
  5. Shih-Lin Chang
    Pages 181-224
  6. Shih-Lin Chang
    Pages 225-283
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 285-300

About this book


The three-dimensional arrangement of atoms and molecules in crystals and the comparable magnitude of x-ray wavelengths and interatomic distances make it possible for crystals to have more than one set of atomic planes that satisfy Bragg's law and simultaneously diffract an incident x-ray beam - this is the so-called multiple diffraction. This type of diffraction should, in prin­ ciple, reflect three-dimensional information about the structure of the dif­ fracting material. Recent progress in understanding this diffraction phenome­ non and in utilizing this diffraction technique in solid-state and materials sciences reveals the diversity as well as the importance of multiple diffraction of x-rays in application. Unfortunately, there has been no single book written that gives a sys­ tematic review of this type of diffraction, encompasses its diverse applica­ tions, and foresees future trends gf development. It is for this purpose that this book is designed. It is hoped that its appearance may possibly turn more attention of condensed-matter physicists, chemists and material scientists toward this particular phenomenon, and that new methods of non-destructive analysis of matter using this diffraction technique may be developed in the future.


Absorption Crystals Dispersion X-ray atoms crystal crystal structure development diffraction interferometer materials science molecule polarization structure transmission

Authors and affiliations

  • Shih-Lin Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de FísicaUniversidade Estadual de CampinasCampinasBrazil

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-82168-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82166-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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