Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Early Days of X-ray Crystallography$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

André Authier

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199659845

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659845.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 October 2018

Significance of the Discovery of X‐Ray Diffraction

Significance of the Discovery of X‐Ray Diffraction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Significance of the Discovery of X‐Ray Diffraction
Source:
Early Days of X-ray Crystallography
Author(s):

André Authier

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659845.003.0001

This chapter stresses the significance of the discovery of X-ray diffraction by Laue, Friedrich, and Knipping, at the time of the discovery and afterwards. The discovery confirmed the wave nature of X-rays, and the reaction of the supporters of the corpuscular theory, such as W. H. Bragg, is evoked. Laue’s discovery also confirmed the concept of space lattice, and the knowledge crystallographers had of that concept at that time is discussed. The discovery played a major role in the studies of the atomic structure of materials and of the structure of atoms. Its impact on X-ray spectroscopy and on the chemical, biochemical, physical, material, and mineralogical sciences is sketched in the last part of the chapter.

Keywords:   biochemistry, Bragg, chemistry, Laue, physics, space lattice, X-rays, X-ray analysis

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .