Optimising the counting times for sample-in-container scattering experiments

P. S. Salmon, A. Zeidler, H. E. Fischer

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A method is given for choosing the relative counting times, for the sample-in-
container and empty container parts of a fixed-duration scattering experiment, in
order to minimise the statistical error on the container-corrected intensity. The
method is applied to angular-dispersive diffraction experiments, and the effect on
the fractional error of misestimating the relative run-times is considered.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2249-2251
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016


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