Problems in measuring diffuse X-ray scattering

T. Richard Welberry*, Darren J. Goossens, Aidan P. Heerdegen, Peter L. Lee

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    Problems encountered in making measurements of diffuse X-ray scattering are discussed. These generally arise from the need to measure very weak scattering in the presence of very strong scattering (Bragg peaks) using multi-detectors of various kinds. The problems are not confined to synchrotron experiments but may even occur using a tube source in the home laboratory. Specific details are given of experiments using 80.725 keV X-rays and a mar345 Image Plate detector on the 1-ID beamline of XOR at the Advanced Photon Source. In these a severe 'blooming' artefact which occurred around some strong Bragg peaks was traced to fluorescence from a steel mounting plate in the detector when strong Bragg peaks were incident. Algorithms developed to remove these artefacts from the data are described.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1052-1058
    Number of pages7
    JournalZeitschfrift fur Kristallographie
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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