Anomalous dispersion of X-rays in crystallography
The contribution of resonance or dispersion effects to the atomic scattering factors
Instituto de Fisica 'Gleb Wataghin' Universidade Estadual de Campinas C.P. 1170 - Campinas - S.P. Brasil
To lay a foundation for the understanding of the phenomenon of anomalous dispersion and its significance and importance now that very accurate methods of measuring X-ray intensities are available.
This is suitable as an introductory text in a postgraduate course designed for students who are already fairly well acquainted with X-ray crystallography.
A fairly thorough knowledge of crystallography and of X-ray diffraction principles and techniques is really necessary for a proper understanding of this article.
No specific resources are needed - though actual experience of X-ray photographs exhibiting anomalous dispersion effects would be an advantage.
Time required for teaching
This is a fairly 'meaty' course which would require five or six hours for full discussion and assimilation.