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X-Ray Crystallography
This site from Tulane University consists of an introductory lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson on X-ray crystallography as it is used in mineral identification. Topics include X-rays and the production of X-rays, the two types of X-ray spectra, continuous and characteristic, X-ray diffraction and Bragg's Law, and the X-ray powder method. Drawings and diagrams help illustrate the concepts presented in the lecture.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001 Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-746
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Author: Dr Stephen A. Nelson
Tulane University