Chapter 2.1 Classification of experimental techniques

Mathematical, physical and chemical tables

First Online Edition (2006)

Part 2. Diffraction geometry and its practical realization

  1. J. R. Helliwell

Published Online: 1 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000576

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Helliwell, J. R. 2006. Classification of experimental techniques. International Tables for Crystallography. C:2:2.1:24–25.

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2006


In crystallography research directed at crystal structure analysis, the probes and methods span the use of X-rays, neutrons and electrons and sample states that are in various degrees of order (i.e. single crystal, powder, fibre, surface, amorphous or liquid). Thus a summary of diffraction-based methods used in the study of the structure of matter are tabulated in this chapter.


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