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Quantitative nanostructure characterization using atomic pair distribution functions obtained from laboratory electron microscopes

A. M. Milinda Abeykoon, Christos D. Malliakas, Pavol Juhás, Emil S. Bozin, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis and Simon J. L. Billinge
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Quantitatively reliable atomic pair distribution functions (PDFs) have been obtained from nanomaterials in a straightforward way from a standard laboratory transmission electron microscope (TEM). The approach looks very promising for making electron derived PDFs (ePDFs) a routine step in the characterization of nanomaterials because of the ubiquity of such TEMs in chemistry and materials laboratories. No special attachments such as energy filters were required on the microscope. The methodology for obtaining the ePDFs is described as well as some opportunities and limitations of the method.

* Correspondence address: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Dep, P.O. Box 5000, Upton, NY 11973, U.S.A.,

Published Online: 2012-03-22
Published in Print: 2012-05

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