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Elementary Scattering Theory

For X-ray and Neutron Users

D.S. Sivia

06 January 2011

ISBN: 9780199228683

216 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £25.99

This book provides the basic theoretical background for X-ray and neutron scattering experiments. Since these techniques are increasingly being used by biologists and chemists, as well as physicists, the book is intended to be accessible to a broad spectrum of scientists.

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This book provides the basic theoretical background for X-ray and neutron scattering experiments. Since these techniques are increasingly being used by biologists and chemists, as well as physicists, the book is intended to be accessible to a broad spectrum of scientists.

  • Concise introduction: only 200 pages.
  • Self-contained: provides tutorial background on the mathematics and physics usually assumed.
  • Friendly tutorial style: clearly written, logical and easy to read.
  • Well illustrated: nearly 200 diagrams.
  • Unified approach: all the theory is linked through a Fourier transform.

About the Author(s)

D.S. Sivia, St John's College, Oxford

Table of Contents

    Part I: Some preliminaries
    1:Studying matter at the atomic and molecular level
    2:Waves, complex numbers and Fourier transforms
    Part II: Elastic scattering
    3:The basics of X-ray and neutrons scattering
    4:Surfaces, interfaces and reflectivity
    5:Small-angle scattering and the big picture
    6:Liquids and amorphous materials
    7:Periodicity, symmetry and crystallography
    Part III: Inelastic scattering
    8:Energy exchange and dynamical information
    9:Examples of inelastic scattering

Reviews

"Sivia provides a highly useful and approachable introduction to many of the methods adopted by neutron and synchrotron users today. The newcomer to these methods, the advanced undergraduate or starting graduate student alike, will all enjoy it, and it is equally a useful resource for lecturers in the field, who would do well to mimic its clear presentation." - Simon Redfern, Contemporary Physics

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