Some remarks on the origin of X-ray diffraction phenomena

(Contradictions in their usual treatment) part I
  • F. Hajdu


The adequacy of the classical Thomson theory on coherent X-ray scattering of the atoms is disputed because of its inconsistency with well known quantised properties of (electro-magnetic) radiations and the atoms as well. The assumption on secondary dipole radiation by the atomic electrons involves numerous contradictory hypotheses as e.g. the usual derivation of the angular dependence of Compton scattering of the atoms, that for the coherent scattering of the hydrogen atom, etc. The theoretical problems seem to be due to rather arbitrary alternations of the corpuscular (quantum-mechanical) and undulatory (classical) treatments of radiation.


Compton Scattering Coherent Scattering Incoherent Scattering Compton Effect Thomson Scattering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Hajdu
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  1. 1.Central Research Institute for Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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