Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12837

(WAXS) A technique for determining the amount of crystallinity and the sizes and perfection of crystals in polymers, in which diffraction patterns of X rays scattering at 20° to 50° from the incident beam are recorded on film and measured. X rays of wavelength from 0.1 to 0.3 nm are used to elucidate structural features with sizes from 0.1 to 2 nm. (Rhodes, G., Crystallography Made Crystal Clear: A Guide for Users of Macromolecular Models, Elsevier Science and Technology Books, New York, 1999)

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA