Overview of X-Ray Diffraction Methods for Nondestructive Testing

  • L. V. Azároff
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Part of the Sagamore Army Materials Research Conference Proceedings book series (SAMC, volume 23)


Following a brief historical review, applications of x-ray diffraction to the nondestructive examination of materials are considered. Recent instrumental developments, including x-ray sources, monochromators, and detectors, and their utilization in experimental procedures are discussed. Applications of “routine” x-ray diffraction procedures as well as specialized techniques like residual stress analysis, small-angle scattering, and x-ray topography are illustrated by examples, including biological, metallic, and polymeric materials. The conclusion reached is that the future of x-ray diffraction in the study of materials has been made brighter than ever by the introduction of more intense x-ray sources and continuously improving instrumentation.


Residual Stress Analysis Sagamore Army Material Research 20th Sagamore Army Material Research Pendellosung Fringe Thermal Stress Behavior 
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  • L. V. Azároff
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  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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