Uniting Electron Crystallography and Powder Diffraction - NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics (Hardback)Ute Kolb (editor), K. Shankland (editor), Louisa Meshi (editor), Anatoly Avilov (editor), William I. F. David (editor)
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The polycrystalline and nanocrystalline states play an increasingly important role in exploiting the properties of materials, encompassing applications as diverse as pharmaceuticals, catalysts, solar cells and energy storage. A knowledge of the three-dimensional atomic and molecular structure of materials is essential for understanding and controlling their properties, yet traditional single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods lose their power when only polycrystalline and nanocrystalline samples are available. It is here that powder diffraction and single-crystal electron diffraction techniques take over, substantially extending the range of applicability of the crystallographic principles of structure determination.
This volume, a collection of teaching contributions presented at the Crystallographic Course in Erice in 2011, clearly describes the fundamentals and the state-of-the-art of powder diffraction and electron diffraction methods in materials characterisation, encompassing a diverse range of disciplines and materials stretching from archeometry to zeolites. As such, it is a comprehensive and valuable resource for those wishing to gain an understanding of the broad applicability of these two rapidly developing fields.
Number of pages: 434
Weight: 830 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
Edition: 2012 ed.
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