Introduction to X-ray Diffraction
http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/centralfacilities/x-ray/basics

Materials Research Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara


This site is intended as a brief introduction to some of the common x-ray diffraction techniques used in materials characterization. It is designed for people who are novices in this field but are interested in using the techniques in their research. Topics include x-ray generation and properties, lattice planes and Bragg's Law, powder and thin film diffraction, texture measurement and pole figures, residual stress measurements, small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS), and x-ray crystallography.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth, :Mineralogy:Crystallography, X-ray Techniques, Solid Earth:Geochemistry