Introduction to X-Ray Powder Diffractometry / Edition 1

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Overview

Introduction to X-ray Powder Diffractometry fully updates the achievements in the field over the past fifteen years and provides a much-needed explanation of the state-of-the-art techniques involved in characterizing materials. It covers the latest instruments and methods, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of the diffractometer, its components, alignment, calibration, and automation. While the material is presented in an orderly progression, beginning with basic concepts and moving on to more complex material, each chapter stands on its own and can be studied independently or used as a professional reference. More than 230 illustrations and tables demonstrate techniques and clarify complex material.
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Provides descriptions of theory and practice in the field, including fundamentals of diffraction theory and the diffractometer, and covers applications with emphasis on qualitative and quantitative analysis, as well as current trends in automation and instrumentation. Describes instrumentation and procedures used in x-ray diffraction, and examines specimen preparation, data collection, and reduction. For professionals using x-ray powder diffractometers and diffractometry in materials science, ceramics, and the pharmaceutical industry, and for students in these fields. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Ron Jenkins is General Manager at the International Centre for Diffraction Data in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. He has been involved in X-ray research for over thirty years and has received several professional awards. Dr. Jenkins is the author of X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, An Introduction to X-ray Spectrometry, and six other books, as well as numerous papers and audio courses. He also wrote the section on X-ray technology in Kirk-Othmer Encyclo-pedia of Chemical Technology.

Robert L. Snyder is Professor of Ceramic Science at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and Director of the university's Institute for Ceramic Superconduc-tivity. A Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, Professor Snyder is the author of two previous books and more than 200 published papers. He is active in numerous professional organizations and speaks frequently at conferences.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Cumulative Listing of Volumes in Series
Ch. 1 Characteristics of X-Radiation 1
Ch. 2 The Crystalline State 23
Ch. 3 Diffraction Theory 47
Ch. 4 Sources for the Generation of X-Radiation 97
Ch. 5 Detectors and Detection Electronics 121
Ch. 6 Production of Monochromatic Radiation 151
Ch. 7 Instruments for the Measurement of Powder Patterns 173
Ch. 8 Alignment and Maintenance of Powder Diffractometers 205
Ch. 9 Specimen Preparation 231
Ch. 10 Acquisition of Diffraction Data 261
Ch. 11 Reduction of Data from Automated Powder Diffractometers 287
Ch. 12 Qualitative Analysis 319
Ch. 13 Quantitative Analysis 355
Appendix A: Common X-Ray Wavelengths 389
Appendix B: Mass Attenuation Coefficients 390
Appendix C: Atomic Weights and Densities 391
Appendix D: Crystallographic Classification of the 230 Space Groups 392
Index 397
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    Posted August 11, 2013

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    I hate this it is not even a lot of pages just 1

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