X-Ray Diffraction: A Practical Approach by C. Suryanarayana

X-Ray Diffraction: A Practical Approach

byC. Suryanarayana, M. Grant Norton


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In this, the only book available to combine both theoretical and practical aspects of x-ray diffraction, the authors emphasize a "hands on" approach through experiments and examples based on actual laboratory data. Part I presents the basics of x-ray diffraction and explains its use in obtaining structural and chemical information. In Part II, eight experimental modules enable the students to gain an appreciation for what information can be obtained by x-ray diffraction and how to interpret it. Examples from all classes of materials -- metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers -- are included. Diffraction patterns and Bragg angles are provided for students without diffractometers. 192 illustrations.

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Title:X-Ray Diffraction: A Practical ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:030645744X

ISBN - 13:9780306457449

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Table of Contents

Basics: X-Rays and Diffraction. Lattices and Crystal Structures. Practical Aspects of X-Ray Diffraction. Experimental Modules: Crystal Structure Determination, I: Cubic Structures. Crystal Structure Determination, II: Hexagonal Structures. Precise Lattice Parameter Measurements. Phase Diagram Determination. Detection of Long-Range Ordering. Determination of Crystallite Size and Lattice Strain. Quantitative Analysis of Powder Mixtures. Identification of an Unknown Specimen: Appendices: Plane-Spacing Equations and Unit Cell Volumes. Quadratic Forms of Miller Indices for the Cubic System. Atomic and Ionic Scattering Factors of Some Selected Elements. Summary of Structure Factor Calculations. Mass Absorption Coefficients mu/rho (cm2/g) and Densities rho (g/cm3) of Some Selected Elements. Multiplicity Factors. Lorentz-Polarization Factor. Physical Constants and Conversion Factors. JCPDS-ICDD Card Numbers for Some Common Materials. Index.

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Theoretical texts of x-rays diffraction often frustrates beginners. After plowing through thick jargon, they may have little understanding of how to record an x-ray diffraction pattern and how to derive useful information from it. Unlike any other text, this excellent instructional tool emphasizes a "hands-on" approach, with practical experimental modules to teach readers how to use the technique even without access to an x-ray diffractometer.