Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

Founded in 1877!

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials

Ed. by Antipov, Evgeny / Bismayer, Ulrich / Boldyreva, Elena V. / Huppertz, Hubert / Petrícek, Václav / Pöttgen, Rainer / Schmahl, Wolfgang / Tiekink, E. R. T. / Zou, Xiaodong

12 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2014: 1.310

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.536
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.757
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 1.181



Characteristics of precession electron diffraction intensities from dynamical simulations

Wharton Sinkler* / Laurence D. Marks1

1 Northwestern University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Evanston IL , U.S.A.

* Correspondence address: UOP LLC, 50 E. Algonquin Rd., 60017-5017 Des Plaines, IL, U.S.A.,

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Kristallographie International journal for structural, physical, and chemical aspects of crystalline materials. Volume 225, Issue 2-3, Pages 47–55, ISSN (Print) 0044-2968, DOI: 10.1524/zkri.2010.1199, April 2010

Publication History

Published Online:


Precession Electron Diffraction (PED) offers a number of advantages for crystal structure analysis and solving unknown structures using electron diffraction. The current article uses many-beam simulations of PED intensities, in combination with model structures, to arrive at a better understanding of how PED differs from standard unprecessed electron diffraction. It is shown that precession reduces the chaotic oscillatory behavior of electron diffraction intensities as a function of thickness. An additional characteristic of PED which is revealed by simulations is reduced sensitivity to structure factor phases. This is shown to be a general feature of dynamical intensities collected under conditions in which patterns with multiple incident beam orientations are averaged together. A new and significantly faster method is demonstrated for dynamical calculations of PED intensities, based on using information contained in off-central columns of the scattering matrix.

Keywords: Precession electron diffraction; Bloch wave simulation; Multislice simulation; Electron diffraction

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

Lukáš Palatinus, Damien Jacob, Priscille Cuvillier, Mariana Klementová, Wharton Sinkler, and Laurence D. Marks
Acta Crystallographica Section A Foundations of Crystallography, 2013, Volume 69, Number 2, Page 171
Yifeng Liao and Laurence D. Marks
Ultramicroscopy, 2013, Volume 126, Page 19
Yifeng Liao and Laurence D. Marks
Ultramicroscopy, 2012, Volume 117, Page 1
Y. Liao, R. Pourzal, P. Stemmer, M.A. Wimmer, J.J. Jacobs, A. Fischer, and L.D. Marks
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2012, Volume 12, Page 39
Mauro Gemmi, Italo Campostrini, Francesco Demartin, Tatiana E. Gorelik, and Carlo Maria Gramaccioli
Acta Crystallographica Section B Structural Science, 2012, Volume 68, Number 1, Page 15

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.