Thermal diffuse scattering in polycrystalline materials with a texture
A simplified method of calculating thermal diffuse scattering (TDS) for materials at or above their Debye characteristic temperature is presented. This method is based upon the properties of the lattice Green's function and eliminates the need of solving the equations of lattice dynamics. This simplifies the calculation procedure. The general scheme of evaluating the diffuse scattering for polycrystalline materials with a texture is discussed. A sample calculation of the TDS from a polycrystalline material with a fiber texture is given using the simplified procedure just presented.