Computer Simulation Tools for X-ray Analysis

Scattering and Diffraction Methods

  • Sérgio Luiz Morelhão

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 211-294

About this book


The main goal of this book is to break down the huge barrier of difficulties faced by beginners from many fields (Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Material Science, etc.) in using X-rays as an analytical tool in their research. Besides fundamental concepts, MatLab routines are provided, showing how to test and implement the concepts. The major difficult in analyzing materials by X-ray techniques is that it strongly depends on simulation software. This book teaches the users on how to construct a library of routines to simulate scattering and diffraction by almost any kind of samples. It provides to a young student the knowledge that would take more than 20 years to acquire by working on X-rays and relying on the available textbooks.

In this book, fundamental concepts in applied X-ray physics are demonstrated through available computer simulation tools. Using MatLab, more than eighty routines are developed for solving the proposed exercises, most of which can be directly used in experimental data analysis. Therefore, besides X-ray physics, this book offers a practical programming course in modern high-level language, with plenty of graphic and mathematical tools.


Characterization of Nanostructures Coherent and Incoherent Scattering Dynamical Diffraction of X-rays Linear Absorption Coefficient Materials Analysis by X-rays Simulation of X-ray Diffraction Simulation of X-ray Scattering Structure Determination of Crystals X-ray Analysis of Complex Systems X-rays in Biophysics

Authors and affiliations

  • Sérgio Luiz Morelhão
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  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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