I was recently reading about quasicrystals, and I was really surprised to learn that even though they do not have a periodic structure, and only have long range order in a very different sense to the ...
I understand that in general if we're adding more planes of atoms (increasing thickness of sample) then the intensity would increase because we have more constructive interference. But isn't there a ...
If I take an XRD image of a single cubic unit cell, would the diffraction pattern simply be its reciprocal lattice?
I've seen the rings from powder diffraction images, and I read that each line is made up of a lot of dots, I was wondering if these dots are reciprocal lattice points of the structure. And if we ...
I read in a government website that reflecting an x-ray from a parabolic mirror followed by a reflection from a hyperbolic mirror results in focusing the x-ray, but this was for astronomical purposes. ...
I just read in some class notes for a crystallography class that there are no refractive lenses for X-rays because the index of refraction of most materials is close to 1. Is the index of refraction ...