The fine-structure spots in an electron diffraction pattern from a crystal wedge represent the strong partial waves of strongly excited Bloch waves. Diffraction experiments near the  and the  zone axes of a CaF2 crystal were carried out in order to determine from a fine-structure profile analysis the low-indexed structure potentials V111, V200 and V220and the absorption coefficients of different Bloch waves. Under these experimental conditions there exist three strong Bloch waves; one is concentrated at the rows of Ca atoms, another along the rows of F atoms and a third is concentrated in the space between the atom rows. The absorption coefficients depend in a characteristic way on the density of atoms along the atom rows. This density is different for the two projections leading to different absorption coefficients. A strong background due to inelastic scattering was observed mainly in one strong reflection which was supposed to be due to phonon excitation.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1975|