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Applications of pair distribution function methods to contemporary problems in materials chemistry

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Abstract

Over the past five years, the use of pair distribution function (PDF) methods to study local structure has become increasingly prominent in the mainstream materials chemistry literature. Because the technique is sensitive not only to the average (long-range) material structure but also to any local distortions away from the average structure, PDF measurements provide a valuable means of studying local structure in a way that is inherently consistent with traditional crystallographic refinement. In this article, we review the ways in which PDF methods are being used to determine local structure–property relationships in a range of materials of particular currency within the materials chemistry community.

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The article was received on 16 Dec 2010, accepted on 01 Mar 2011 and first published on 21 Mar 2011


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM04415F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 6464-6476
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    Applications of pair distribution function methods to contemporary problems in materials chemistry

    C. A. Young and A. L. Goodwin, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 6464
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM04415F

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