Abstract

An optical crystal (a multilayer diffraction plate) which optically simulates electron diffraction by thin crystals has been developed. The lattice was constructed with appropriate lattice constants to allow a direct optical simulation of electron diffraction by mica. The resulting optical-diffraction patterns agree with theory and vividly illustrate Laue zones. Optical-diffraction patterns for different crystal orientations are directly compared to electron-diffraction patterns for the same orientations of a thin mica crystal. The breadths of Laue zones diminish as a crystal becomes thicker, reducing the diffraction pattern to the Laue spots described by Bragg’s law.

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1974 (1)

R. R. Bergsten, Am. J. Phys. 42, 91 (1974).

1971 (1)

D. G. Ast, Am. J. Physics 39, 1164 (1971).

1969 (2)

R. B. Hoover, Am. J. Phys. 37, 871 (1969).

D. deFontaine, K. A. Jackson, and C. E. Miller, Am. J. Phys. 37, 789 (1969).

1968 (1)

D. G. Fedak, T. E. Fischer, and W. D. Robertson, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 5658 (1968).

1961 (1)

J. R. Meyer-Arendt and J. K. Wood, Am. J. Phys. 29, 341 (1961).

1931 (1)

W. L. Bragg and F. Kirchner, Nature 127, 738 (1931).

1929 (2)

W. L. Bragg, Nature 124, 125 (1929).

W. Linnik, Nature 123, 604 (1929).

1928 (1)

S. Kikuchi, Jpn. J. Phys. 5, 83 (1928).

Andrews, K. W.

K. W. Andrews, D. J. Dyson, and S. R. Keown, Interpretation of Electron Diffraction Patterns (Plenum, New York, 1971), Chs. 3 and 4.

Ast, D. G.

D. G. Ast, Am. J. Physics 39, 1164 (1971).

Bergsten, R. R.

R. R. Bergsten, Am. J. Phys. 42, 91 (1974).

Bragg, W. L.

W. L. Bragg and F. Kirchner, Nature 127, 738 (1931).

W. L. Bragg, Nature 124, 125 (1929).

deFontaine, D.

D. deFontaine, K. A. Jackson, and C. E. Miller, Am. J. Phys. 37, 789 (1969).

Dyson, D. J.

K. W. Andrews, D. J. Dyson, and S. R. Keown, Interpretation of Electron Diffraction Patterns (Plenum, New York, 1971), Chs. 3 and 4.

Fedak, D. G.

D. G. Fedak, T. E. Fischer, and W. D. Robertson, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 5658 (1968).

Fischer, T. E.

D. G. Fedak, T. E. Fischer, and W. D. Robertson, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 5658 (1968).

Hirsch, P. B.

P. B. Hirsch, A. Howie, R. B. Nicholson, and D. W. Pashley, Electron Microscopy of Thin Crystals (Butterworth, London, 1965), Ch. 17, p. 421.

Hoover, R. B.

R. B. Hoover, Am. J. Phys. 37, 871 (1969).

Howie, A.

P. B. Hirsch, A. Howie, R. B. Nicholson, and D. W. Pashley, Electron Microscopy of Thin Crystals (Butterworth, London, 1965), Ch. 17, p. 421.

Jackson, K. A.

D. deFontaine, K. A. Jackson, and C. E. Miller, Am. J. Phys. 37, 789 (1969).

Keown, S. R.

K. W. Andrews, D. J. Dyson, and S. R. Keown, Interpretation of Electron Diffraction Patterns (Plenum, New York, 1971), Chs. 3 and 4.

Kikuchi, S.

S. Kikuchi, Jpn. J. Phys. 5, 83 (1928).

Kirchner, F.

W. L. Bragg and F. Kirchner, Nature 127, 738 (1931).

Linnik, W.

W. Linnik, Nature 123, 604 (1929).

Meyer-Arendt, J. R.

J. R. Meyer-Arendt and J. K. Wood, Am. J. Phys. 29, 341 (1961).

Miller, C. E.

D. deFontaine, K. A. Jackson, and C. E. Miller, Am. J. Phys. 37, 789 (1969).

Nicholson, R. B.

P. B. Hirsch, A. Howie, R. B. Nicholson, and D. W. Pashley, Electron Microscopy of Thin Crystals (Butterworth, London, 1965), Ch. 17, p. 421.

Pashley, D. W.

P. B. Hirsch, A. Howie, R. B. Nicholson, and D. W. Pashley, Electron Microscopy of Thin Crystals (Butterworth, London, 1965), Ch. 17, p. 421.

Robertson, W. D.

D. G. Fedak, T. E. Fischer, and W. D. Robertson, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 5658 (1968).

Wood, J. K.

J. R. Meyer-Arendt and J. K. Wood, Am. J. Phys. 29, 341 (1961).

Other (12)

R. R. Bergsten, Am. J. Phys. 42, 91 (1974).

S. Kikuchi, Jpn. J. Phys. 5, 83 (1928).

D. deFontaine, K. A. Jackson, and C. E. Miller, Am. J. Phys. 37, 789 (1969).

D. G. Ast, Am. J. Physics 39, 1164 (1971).

J. R. Meyer-Arendt and J. K. Wood, Am. J. Phys. 29, 341 (1961).

R. B. Hoover, Am. J. Phys. 37, 871 (1969).

D. G. Fedak, T. E. Fischer, and W. D. Robertson, J. Appl. Phys. 39, 5658 (1968).

W. Linnik, Nature 123, 604 (1929).

W. L. Bragg and F. Kirchner, Nature 127, 738 (1931).

W. L. Bragg, Nature 124, 125 (1929).

P. B. Hirsch, A. Howie, R. B. Nicholson, and D. W. Pashley, Electron Microscopy of Thin Crystals (Butterworth, London, 1965), Ch. 17, p. 421.

K. W. Andrews, D. J. Dyson, and S. R. Keown, Interpretation of Electron Diffraction Patterns (Plenum, New York, 1971), Chs. 3 and 4.

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