MAT_SCI 461: Diffraction Methods in Material Science

Quarter Offered

Spring : TTh 2:00-3:20 ; Bedzyk


This course will explain x-ray diffraction and related phenomena in terms of the kinematical, optical and dynamical theories of x-ray scattering. X-ray diffraction, reflectivity, standing waves and evanescent waves will be discussed in a context that leads to an understanding of how these x-ray methods are presently being used at synchrotrons and x-ray tube sources to determine structural properties of materials.

Textbook: "Elements of Modern X-ray Physics",Als-Nielsen,J., McMorrow, D., Wiley (2011) 2nd ed. ISBN: 9780471498582 "X-Ray Diffraction", Warren, B.E Dover 1990 ISBN: 9780486663173