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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