X-ray Diffraction: New High-Speed Technique Based on X-ray Spectrography

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Science  01 Mar 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3818, pp. 973-975
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3818.973-a


A method has been developed for obtaining lattice spacings of powder samples by x-ray diffraction in times potentially as short as 1 second. The sample is irradiated with polychromatic radiation from an x-ray tube, and the energy spectrum of x-rays scattered at a given angle is observed with a semiconductor radiation detector, coupled with a pulse-height analyzer.