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Dynamical Diffraction

Computation and Theoretical Methods

  1. Qun Shen

Published Online: 18 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/0471266965.com019.pub2

Characterization of Materials

Characterization of Materials

How to Cite

Shen, Q. 2012. Dynamical Diffraction. Characterization of Materials. 1–29.

Author Information

  1. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Photon Sciences Directorate, Upton, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2012


Diffraction-related techniques using x-rays, electrons, or neutrons are widely used in materials science to provide basic structural information on crystalline matters. This article reviews the key elements of the dynamical diffraction theory and its main applications in materials research.


  • dynamical diffraction;
  • distorted-wave Born approximation;
  • phase problem;
  • strain mapping;
  • x-ray diffraction