Chapter 1. X-Ray Diffraction

  1. Dr. Eric Lifshin
  1. Robert L . Snyder

Published Online: 24 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527613748.ch1

X-ray Characterization of Materials

X-ray Characterization of Materials

How to Cite

Snyder, R. L. .. (1999) X-Ray Diffraction, in X-ray Characterization of Materials (ed E. Lifshin), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527613748.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Characterization and Environmental, Technology Laboratory, GE Corporate Research and Technology, 1 Research Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309, USA

Author Information

  1. Institute for Ceramic Superconductivity, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. U.S.A.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 24 JUN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527296576

Online ISBN: 9783527613748



  • x-ray diffraction;
  • x-ray powder diffraction;
  • detection of X-Rays;
  • crystallography;
  • x-ray absorption spectroscopy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Nature of X-Rays

  • The Production of X-Rays

  • Interaction of X-Rays with Matter

  • The Detection of X-Rays

  • Crystallography

  • Diffraction

  • X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS)

  • X-Ray Powder Diffraction

  • Phase Identification by X-Ray Diffraction

  • Quantitative Phase Analysis

  • Indexing and Lattice Parameter Determination

  • Analytical Profile Fitting of X-Ray Powder Diffraction Patterns

  • Crystal Structure Analysis

  • References