Obtaining structural information from the atomic pair distribution function

  • Proffen T
  • Page K
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Abstract

The knowledge of the detailed atomic structure of modem materials is the key to understanding the their macroscopic properties. The atomic pair distribution function (PDF) reveals short-range and medium-range structural information. In this paper we present an overview of refinement and modelling techniques. In short, we will be trying to answer the question: What can I learn from my PDF?

Author-supplied keywords

  • Diffuse scattering
  • Disorder
  • Medium range order
  • Pair distribution function
  • Powder diffraction

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Authors

  • Thomas Proffen

  • Katharine L. Page

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