Hugo Rietveld

Physicist, Person

1932 –

96

Who is Hugo Rietveld?

Hugo M. Rietveld is a Dutch crystallographer and one of the most prominent crystallographers of the 20th century. He is famous for his invention of the Rietveld refinement method, which is used for the characterisation of crystalline materials from powder diffraction data. The Rietveld refinement uses a least squares approach to refine a theoretical line profile until it matches the measured profile. The introduction of this technique was a significant step forward in the diffraction analysis of powder samples.

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Born
Mar 7, 1932
Netherlands
Nationality
  • Netherlands
Profession
Lived in
  • The Hague

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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