Chapter 8.6 The Rietveld method
Mathematical, physical and chemical tables
First Online Edition (2006)
Part 8. Refinement of structural parameters
Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
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International Tables for Crystallography
How to Cite
Albinati, A. and Willis, B. T. M. 2006. The Rietveld method. International Tables for Crystallography. C:8:8.6:710–712.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
An overview of the Rietveld method of analysing powder diffraction data, in which the crystal structure is refined by fitting the entire profile of the diffraction pattern to a calculated profile, is provided. The basic theory of Rietveld refinement is described and some problems that may lead to failure of the method are discussed.
- peak-shape function;
- preferred orientation;
- Rietveld method;
- statistical validity;
- thermal diffuse scattering