Leybold Products Digital Laue Diagrams: Investigating The Lattice Structure of Monocrystals
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The X-ray image sensor allows capturing the Laue pattern in one minute (much faster than conventional film) and the digital evaluation eases the determination of the diffraction angles on the computer.
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To create Laue diagrams of NaCl and LiF monocrystals, the bremsstrahlung of the X-ray apparatus is used in the experiment P18.104.22.168 as a "white" spectrum of X-rays. The positions of the "multicolored" diffraction spots on an X-ray image sensor behind the crystal and their intensities can be used to determine the crystal structure and the dimensions of the unit cell through application of the Laue condition.