Local structure determination using total scattering data

Simon J.L. Billinge, Sandra H. Skjaervoe, Maxwell W. Terban, Songsheng Tao, Long Yang, Yevgeny Rakita, Benjamin A. Frandsen

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“This article describes the application of total scattering and atomic pair distribution function (PDF) studies to the study of local and intermediate range structure in complex materials. We give a brief introduction to the methods, and then survey a sampling of different applications of them in various inorganic chemistry applications, including energy materials, nanoparticles, layered materials, metal organic frameworks and host-guest systems, polycrystalline thin films, atomic clusters, hybrid-perovskites. We also discuss studies of local magnetism and amorphous materials.”

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Inorganic Chemistry III, Third Edition
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780128231531
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Atomic pair distribution function analysis
  • Electron diffraction
  • Local structure
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanoparticles
  • Neutron diffraction
  • PDF
  • Total scattering
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)


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