Elements of Modern X-ray Physics / Edition 2

Elements of Modern X-ray Physics / Edition 2

by Jens Als-Nielsen, Des McMorrow
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470973943

ISBN-13: 9780470973943

Pub. Date: 05/24/2011

Publisher: Wiley

Eagerly awaited, this second edition of a best-selling text comprehensively describes from a modern perspective the basics of x-ray physics as well as the completely new opportunities offered by synchrotron radiation. Written by internationally acclaimed authors, the style of the book is to develop the basic physical principles without obscuring them with excessive

Overview

Eagerly awaited, this second edition of a best-selling text comprehensively describes from a modern perspective the basics of x-ray physics as well as the completely new opportunities offered by synchrotron radiation. Written by internationally acclaimed authors, the style of the book is to develop the basic physical principles without obscuring them with excessive mathematics.

The second edition differs substantially from the first edition, with over 30% new material, including: 

  • A new chapter on non-crystalline diffraction - designed to appeal to the large community who study the structure of liquids, glasses, and most importantly polymers and bio-molecules
  • A new chapter on x-ray imaging - developed in close cooperation with many of the leading experts in the field
  • Two new chapters covering non-crystalline diffraction and imaging
  • Many important changes to various sections in the book have been made with a view to improving the exposition
  • Four-colour representation throughout the text to clarify key concepts
  • Extensive problems after each chapter 

There is also supplementary book material for this title available online (http://booksupport.wiley.com).

Praise for the previous edition:

“The publication of Jens Als-Nielsen and Des McMorrow’s Elements of Modern X-ray Physics is a defining moment in the field of synchrotron radiation… a welcome addition to the bookshelves of synchrotron–radiation professionals and students alike.... The text is now my personal choice for teaching x-ray physics…” – Physics Today, 2002 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470973943
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/24/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
434
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Notes on the Use of this Book.

X-rays and Their Interaction with Matter.

Sources of X-rays.

Refraction and Reflection from Interfaces.

Kinematical Diffraction.

Diffraction by Perfect Crystals.

Photoelectric Absorption.

Resonant Scattering.

Appendix A: Scattering and Absorption Cross-Sections.

Appendix B: Classical Electric Dipole Radiation.

Appendix C: Quantization of the Electromagnetic Field.

Appendix D: Gaussian Statistics.

Appendix E: Fourier Transforms.

Appendix F: Comparison of X-rays with Neutrons.

Appendix G: MATLAB Computer Programs.

List of Tables.

References.

Index.

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