The Rietveld Method

Paperback | September 1, 1981

EditorR. A. Young

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The Rietveld method is a powerful and relatively new method for extracting detailed crystal structural information from X-ray and neutron powder diffraction data. Since then structural details dictate much of the physical and chemical attributes of materials, knowledge of them is crucial toour understanding of those properties and our ability to manipulate them. Since most materials of technological interest are not available as single crystals but often are available only in polycrystalline or powder form, the Rietveld method has become very important and is now widely used in allbranches of science that deal with materials at the atomic level.

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The Rietveld method is a powerful and relatively new method for extracting detailed crystal structural information from X-ray and neutron powder diffraction data. Since then structural details dictate much of the physical and chemical attributes of materials, knowledge of them is crucial toour understanding of those properties and our...

R. A. Young is at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:September 1, 1981Publisher:Oxford University Press

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R.A. Young: Introduction to the Rietveld Method1. H.M. Rietveld: The early days: a retrospective view2. E. Prince: Mathematical aspects of Rietveld refinement3. T.M. Sabine: The flow of radiation in a polycrystalline material4. R.J. Hill: Data collection strategies: fitting the experiment to the need5. J.W. Richardson Jr: Background modelling in Rietveld analysis6. R.L. Snyder: Analytical profile fitting of X-ray powder diffraction profiles in Rietveld analysis7. R. Delhez, Th H. de Keijser, J.I. Langford, D. Louer, E.J. Mittemeijer, and E.J. Sonneveld: Crystal imperfection broadening and peak shape in the Rietveld method8. P. Suortti: Bragg reflection profile shape in X-ray powder diffraction patterns9. C. Barlocher: Restraints and constraints in Rietveld refinement10. W.I.F. David, J.D. Jorgensen: Rietveld refinement with time-of-flight powder diffraction data from pulsed neutron sources11. R.B. von Dreele: Combined X-ray and neutron Rietveld refinement12. F. Izumi: Rietveld analysis programs Rietan and Premos and special applications13. H. Toraya: Position - constrained and unconstrained powder-pattern-decomposition methods14. A.K. Cheetham: Ab initio structure solutions with powder diffraction data

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`essential reading for any individual who is interested in using the Rietweld method in materials analysis'Gregory P. Hamill, Molecular Crystals, Liquid Crystals, Sciences Technology, Vol. 281 1996