Dynamical Theory of X-Ray Diffraction

Hardcover | July 15, 2001

byAndre Authier

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The dynamical theory of diffraction has witnessed exciting developments since the advent of synchrotron radiation. The present book is an up-to-date account of the theory of diffraction and its applications. The first part serves as an introduction to the subject, presenting the earlydevelopments and the basic results. It is followed by a detailed development of the diffraction and propagation properties of x-rays in perfect crystals and by an extension of the theory to the case of slightly and highly deformed crystals. The last part gives three applications of the theory: X-rayoptics for synchrotron radiation, locations of atoms at surfaces, and X-ray diffraction topography. The book is richly illustrated and contains a wide range of references to the literature. It will be a useful reference work for graduate students, lecturers, and researchers.

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The dynamical theory of diffraction has witnessed exciting developments since the advent of synchrotron radiation. The present book is an up-to-date account of the theory of diffraction and its applications. The first part serves as an introduction to the subject, presenting the earlydevelopments and the basic results. It is followed b...

Andre Authier, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. Address to be used in correspondence: Prof. Andre Authier, Villechenine, F-87470 Peyrat-le-Chateau, France. Tel/Fax: +33 5 55 69 40 42, Email: AAuthier@wanadoo.fr

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:680 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.61 inPublished:July 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceI. Background and basic results1. Historical developments2. Properties of the electromagnetic field - Propagation and scattering3. Geometrical theory of x-ray diffraction4. Elementary dynamical theoryII. Advanced dynamical theory5. Properties of wavefields6. Intensities of plane waves in the transmission geometry7. Intensities of plane waves in the reflection geometry8. Dynamical diffraction in highly asymmetric coplanar and non-coplanar geometries9. n-beam dynamical diffraction10. Spherical-wave dynamical theory: Kato's theory11. Spherical-wave dynamical theory: Takagi's theory12. Ray tracing in perfect crystalsIII. Extension of the dynamical theory to deformed crystals13. Ray tracing in slightly deformed crystals14. Propagation of X-rays in highly deformed crystalsIV. Applications15. X-ray optics16. Location of atoms at surfaces and interfaces using X-ray standing waves17. X-ray diffraction topographyAppendicesUseful formulaeThe early days of dynamical theory, by P.P. EwaldReferencesList of symbolsIndex

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"Provides an current account of the theory of diffraction and its applications. Authier (Universite P. et M. Curie) begins with an introduction to dynamical theory, some historical considerations, a review of geometrical theory, and the interaction of X-rays and matter. He then discusses thedynamical diffraction of plane and spherical waves by perfect crystals, and extends the theory to both slightly and highly deformed crystals. The last section applies the concepts to X-ray optics, standing wave studies of surfaces and interfaces, and diffraction topography."--SciTech Book News