Download citation
Download citation
link to html
Some aspects of the dislocation contrast observed at third-generation synchrotron radiation set-ups are presented. They can be explained by taking into account angular deviation effects on the beam propagation, which are visible because of the `almost plane-wave' character of these sources. In particular, we show how the evolution of the direct image width of a dislocation as a function of the sample-to-film distance can allow a complete determination of the Burgers vector, i.e. in sign and modulus. In addition, experimental results obtained in monochromatic beam topography are compared with simulated images calculated assuming plane-wave illumination and are demonstrated to show a satisfactory agreement. The utility of the weak-beam technique in enhancing the spatial resolution is demonstrated and a criterion for the selection of experimental conditions depending upon the required spatial resolution, signal-to-noise ratio and exposure time is presented.
Follow J. Synchrotron Rad.
Sign up for e-alerts
Follow J. Synchrotron Rad. on Twitter
Follow us on facebook
Sign up for RSS feeds