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It is intriguing that the main source of uncertainty in the absolute intensity measurements is now actually due to uncertainties in the absorption coefficients of the elements. 2. Bijvoet ratios It will be noted that the above-mentioned crystals are all noncentrosymmetric and therefore exhibit the Bijvoet effect [10] which causes hkl and -h-k-l, and equivalent reflections belonging to non-centrosymmetric zones, to have different Bragg intensities I+ and I− . This effect is due to the presence of resonant scattering (often referred to in the literature as ‘anomalous scattering’) which results in the atomic form factor being complex.

4. The differential cross sections for the elastic scattering of 100 MeV protons from the even isotopes of Carbon when their structure was obtained from the shell model. striking is the reduction in strength of the differential cross section from scattering to the 2+ state in 14 C. This reduction is an order of magnitude at 0◦ decreasing to a factor of 6 at 20◦ . As the neutron shell is closed in 14 C, there is very little neutron strength in the transition density in this nucleus and so there is a reduction in the inelastic cross section from it, compared to those from excitations of the 2+ states in the other isotopes.

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