3D atomic structure of nanoscale materials by total x-ray scattering

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Abstract

Knowledge of the 3D atomic structure is an important prerequisite to understanding, predicting and improving properties of materials. With crystals it is routinely obtained by Bragg x-ray diffraction. Materials structured at the nanoscale, however, lack the extended order of usual crystals rendering traditional crystallography useless. Here we show how a non-traditional approach involving total x-ray scattering and atomic Pair Distribution Function analysis can be used to determine the 3D structure of nanoscale materials in detail. The great potential of the approach is illustrated with examples from recent studies on nanoparticles, nanotubes and polymeric nanotemplates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007, Technical Proceedings
Pages5-8
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007 - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: May 20 2007May 24 2007

Publication series

Name2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007, Technical Proceedings
Volume4

Conference

Conference2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period05/20/0705/24/07

Keywords

  • Nanoscale characterization
  • X-ray scattering

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