Theory of XRD on Polycrystals
The theory of x-ray scattering is highly practical. It is an accurate theory, based on a few sound assumptions. With implementations on personal computers, it may be used to interpret the atomic-scale structures of advanced industrial materials, and thereby to assist in process development and quality control. The x-ray metrologist who has a good grasp of the theory will therefore be able to design better measurements and to interpret them more accurately.