An instrument for combining x-ray multiple diffraction and x-ray topographic imaging for examining crystal microcrystallography and perfection

Lai, X.; Ma, C. Y.; Roberts, K. J.; Cardoso, L. P.; dos Santos, A. O.; Bogg, D.; Miller, M. C.
March 2009
Review of Scientific Instruments;Mar2009, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p033705
Academic Journal
Diffraction imaging using x-ray topography (XRT) and x-ray multiple diffraction (XRMD) provide valuable tools for examining the growth defects in crystals and the distributions from ideal lattice symmetry (microcrystallography). The topographic x-ray multiple diffraction microprobe (TMDM) combines the complementary aspects of both techniques enabling XRT and XRMD studies within the same instrument providing a useful resource for the structural characterization of materials that are not very stable in vacuum and electron beam environments. The design of the TMDM instrument is described together with data taken on GaAs (001) and potassium dihydrogen phosphate (001).


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