Indexed on: 18 Jun '10Published on: 18 Jun '10Published in: Acta crystallographica. Section A, Foundations of crystallography
X-ray dynamical diffraction in a deformed crystal is studied using the interbranch resonance concept. It is shown that appreciable beating of the X-ray intensities may be induced by a lattice distortion that produces interbranch transformations of the local dispersion surface. In X-ray plane-wave topography, this effect may be observed as interference fringes arising around the kinematical image of a defect. It is predicted that such interbranch fringes can be induced by edge dislocations.