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Anomalous X-ray Diffraction Intensities

Nature volume 128, page 272 (15 August 1931) | Download Citation



The general explanation of the observations previously described under the above heading1 probably follows, as stated there, from the well-known Laue equations connecting line-breadth with the size of a crystallite measured in a direction a1. I have recently become aware of a paper by R. Brill,2 in which this aspect of Laue's work first appears to have been demonstrated quantitatively, and I would like to add this to my former note in order to direct attention to that paper.

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    Nature, of May 9.

  2. 2.

    Zeit. für Krist., 75, 217.

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  1. Physics Department, The National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex, July 17.

    • W. A. WOOD


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