X-Rays for Non-Destructive Characterization of Materials Properties

  • Volker Weiss


X-rays found their first practical application, for radiography, almost immediately after their discovery by Roentgen in 1895. Crystal structure determination became possible in 1912 when Max von Laue derived the diffraction conditions for three-dimensional lattices. In 1914 C.G. Darwin published two papers, describing both the kinematical and the dynamical theory (1,2). The former is, of course, the basis for crystal structure determination. The need for the latter was rediscovered in the 1950’s, when very perfect crystals became available.


Strain Amplitude Fatigue Damage Crystal Structure Determination Damage Indicator Cycle Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volker Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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