This site from Tulane University consists of an introductory lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson on X-ray crystallography as it is used in mineral identification. Topics include X-rays and the production of X-rays, the two types of X-ray spectra, continuous and characteristic, X-ray diffraction and Bragg's Law, and the X-ray powder method. Drawings and diagrams help illustrate the concepts presented in the lecture.
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