Next: Generation and Properties of X-rays
An Introduction to the Scope, Potential and
Applications of X-ray Analysis
Chemistry Department, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa
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Generation and Properties of X-rays
Safety and other Practical Considerations
Structure of Crystals
Classification of Crystals
Diffraction of X-rays
Laue, Powder and Single Crystal Methods
Application to the Analysis of Materials
To help students, industrialists, etc., to understand what is the potential
of X-ray crystallography with an outline indication of how the various
techniques can be applied.
It could be used as a background reader at school level, as an
introductory text for metallurgists or materials scientists needing a short
course, or as an introduction for non-specialists with some science background.
A general interest in physical scence up to about University entrance
standard is all that is required.
A list of references for further reading is given at the end. Access to a
standard X-ray laboratory with various types of cameras would be needed
if used as a full course.
Time Required for Teaching
The material itself could be dealt with in an hour or two---but it could
equally form the basis, with expansion by the teacher---of about a twenty
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