Obtaining and Indexing Parallel-Beam Diffraction Patterns

  • David B. Williams
  • C. Barry Carter


The core strength ofTEMis that you can obtain both a DP and an image from the same part of your specimen (not to mention various spectra). To obtain the crystallographic data, a method for interpreting and indexing the DP is essential and this aspect is the theme for the next four chapters. We’ll start in this chapter by considering classic selected-area diffraction (SAD) patterns (SADPs) and how to index them, but also introduce other related, if less widely used, parallel-beam diffraction methods.


Orientation Relationship Amorphous Material Great Circle Reciprocal Lattice Stereographic Projection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsvilleUSA
  2. 2.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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