Crystallography Journals Online : IUCR Backfile Archive 1948-2001
The Bragg peak intensities, related to the electronic concentration profile, depend both on atomic concentrations and on specific volumes. Anomalous dispersion, using synchrotron radiation, produces a variation of the scattered intensity, which in principle allows a separation of the two contributions. The kinematic approximation for diffraction of thick multilayers allows an easy evaluation of the ratio of specific volumes, but the entire reflectivity curves and their deformations with photon wavelength can be explained by the interferences between the Kiessig fringes and diffraction maxima in a kinematic approximation. A full optical treatment confirms the previous analysis. Finally, the relaxations occurring during Nd–Fe interdiffusion are too small to be measured in our experimental conditions.
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