Applied X-rays

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McGraw-Hill, 1940 - Rayons X - 674 pages
Part I: General physics and applications of x-radiation: Before and after the discovery by roentgen. X-ray tubes. High-tension equipment. The measurement of intensity (dosage). The measurement of quality (Wave length). X-ray spectra and atomic structure. Chemical analysis from x-ray spectra. The absorption and scattering of x-rays. Radiography. X-ray photochemistry. The biological effects of x-radiation. Part II: The x-ray analysis of the ultimate structures of materials: Crystallography and x-ray diffraction. The experimental x-ray methods of crystal analysis. The interpretation of diffraction patterns in terms of ultimate structure. The results of crystal analysis: elements and inorganic compounds. Crystal chemistry: fundamental generalizations from experimental data. The silicates. Minerals, soils, ceramics, cements. Alloys. The crystalline and molecular structures of organic compounds. The structure of glasses, liquids, and other colloidal and amorphous materials. The interpretation of diffraction patterns in terms of grain size, orientation, internal strain, and mechanical deformation. Practical applications of x-ray diffraction to problems of the metallurgical industry. Polymers-synthetic and natural materials with giant molecules.

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