By P. P. Ewald (auth.), P. P. Ewald (eds.)
Origin, Scope, and Plan of this booklet In July 1962 the 50th anniversary of Max von Laue's discovery of the Diffraction of X-rays through crystals goes to be celebrated in Munich through a wide overseas staff of crystallographers, physi cists, chemists, spectroscopists, biologists, industrialists, and so on who're utilising the tools according to Laue's discovery for his or her personal learn. The invitation for this social gathering should be issued together through the Ludwig Maximilian collage of Munich, the place the invention was once made, by way of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, the place it was once first made public, and by means of the foreign Union of Crystallo graphy, that is the overseas association of the nationwide Committees of Crystallography shaped in a few 30 international locations to repre despatched and enhance the pursuits of the 3500 examine staff during this box. The 12 months 1912 is also the delivery 12 months of 2 branches of the actual sciences which constructed swiftly from Laue's discovery, particularly X-ray Crystal constitution research that is such a lot heavily associated with the names ofW. H. (Sir William) Bragg and W. L. (Sir Lawrence) Bragg, and X-ray Spectroscopy that's linked to the names of W. H. Bragg, H. G. J. Moseley, M. de Broglie and Manne Siegbahn. Crystal constitution research started in November 1912 with the 1st papers ofW. L. Bragg, then nonetheless a scholar in Cambridge, during which, by way of research of the Laue diagrams _of zinc blende, he decided the proper lattice upon which the constitution of this crystal is built.