Synopses & Reviews
The dynamical theory of diffraction has witnessed exciting developments since the advent of synchrotron radiation. This book provides an up-to-date account of the theory of diffraction and its applications. The first part serves as an introduction to the subject, presenting early developments and the basic results. It is followed by a detailed development of the diffraction and propagation properties of x-rays in perfect crystals and by an extension of the theory to the case of slightly and highly deformed crystals. The last part gives three applications of the theory: X-ray optics for synchrotron radiation, locations of atoms at surfaces, and X-ray diffraction topography. The book is richly illustrated and contains a wide range of references to the literature. It will be a most useful reference work for graduate students, lecturers and researchers.
Review
"The dynamical theory of x-ray diffraction has been advanced by the development of perfect or nearly perfect crystals. Authier (emeritus, U. Pierre et Marie Curie, France) first provides a historical account of developments in the field, from the work of Ewald in the early part of the 20th century onward. He then describes the diffraction properties of plane and spherical waves by perfect crystals. He extends dynamical theory to deformed crystals. Finally, he provides a section on applications, including x-ray optics, standing wave studies of surfaces and interfaces, and diffraction topography." --SciTech Book News
Synopsis
The dynamical theory of diffraction has witnessed exciting developments since the advent of synchrotron radiation. This book provides an up-to-date account of the theory of diffraction and its applications. Richly illustrated with a wide range of references to the literature.
About the Author
André Authier is Professor Emeritus at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris in France. He is co-editor of Acta Crystallographica, Section A and editor of International Tables of Crstallography, Volume D.
Table of Contents
Preface
I. Background and basic results
1. Historical developments
2. Properties of the electromagnetic field - Propagation and scattering
3. Geometrical theory of x-ray diffraction
4. Elementary dynamical theory
II. Advanced dynamical theory
5. Properties of wavefields
6. Intensities of plane waves in the transmission geometry
7. Intensities of plane waves in the reflection geometry
8. Dynamical diffraction in highly asymmetric coplanar and non-coplanar geometries
9. n-beam dynamical diffraction
10. Spherical-wave dynamical theory: Kato's theory
11. Spherical-wave dynamical theory: Takagi's theory
12. Ray tracing in perfect crystals
III. Extension of the dynamical theory to deformed crystals
13. Ray tracing in slightly deformed crystals
14. Propagation of X-rays in highly deformed crystals
IV. Applications
15. X-ray optics
16. Location of atoms at surfaces and interfaces using X-ray standing waves
17. X-ray diffraction topography
Appendices
Useful formulae
The early days of dynamical theory, by P.P. Ewald
References
List of symbols
Index