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How's diffraction pattern modied by phonon perturbation?

  1. Feb 13, 2015 #1
    Hi there,
    I have a problem on phonon perturbation's effect on diffraction pattern.

    Assume atomic planes parallel to (100) of bcc lattice is periodically perturbed by phonon.

    How will diffraction pattern be modified as a result of such perturbation? Will we see any diffraction peaks in addition to those seen for a unperturbed lattice?

  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 14, 2015 #2
    You get a reduction in the amplitude of the normal diffraction peaks, usually described by a Debye-Waller factor, and in addition you get Thermal Diffuse Scattering.


    http://www.neutron.ethz.ch/education/Lectures/neutronfall/Lecture_4-2 [Broken]
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  4. Feb 15, 2015 #3
    Thank you! It's really helpful.
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