Method: Diffraction

Diffraction refers to various phenomena that occur when a wave encounters an obstacle or opening - which may also be atoms in a crystal. Incoming waves bend around the atoms and outgoing waves build a diffraction pattern, which reveals the molecular structure of a material.

Please find below a list of diffraction techniques used at BESSY II. Select one technique to get to a list of BESSY II instruments that employ it.
Acronnym Long name
Crystallography (biological macromolecules) Crystallography (biological macromolecules)
Crystallography (material sciences) Crystallography (material sciences)
Powder Diffraction Powder Diffraction
Single Crystal Diffraction Single Crystal Diffraction
Surface Diffraction Surface Diffraction
LEED Low Energy Electron Diffraction
Time-resolved diffraction Time-resolved diffraction