Introduction to X-ray, Neutron and Electron Diffraction

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Thomas Weirich

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Thomas Weirich

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Content:

Introduction to the concepts of X-ray, neutron and electron diffraction using powders and single-crystals:

  • sources
  • experimental equipment
  • detectors
  • interaction of radiation with matter
  • examples of typical applications
  • method-specific information content

Goals:

Basic knowledge of diffraction using neutrons, X-rays and electrons.

Prerequisites:

Fundamentals of physics, chemistry and mathematics, basics of crystallography

Literature:

  • Leonid V. Azároff: Elements of x-ray crystallography. McGraw-Hill (1968)
  • George H. Stout; Lyle H. Jensen: X-ray structure determination: a practical guide. 2. ed. Wiley (1989)
  • Glusker, J. P. et al: Crystal structure analysis for chemists and biologists (1994)
  • Massa, W.: Kristallstrukturbestimmung (2001)
  • Schwarzenbach, D.: Kristallographie, Springer (2001)
  • Giacovazzo, C. (ed): Fundamentals of Crystallography (1992)

Audience:

  • M. Sc. Angewandte Geowissenschaften
  • M. Sc. Materialwissenschaften
  • M. Sc. Physik

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