This is a tutorial on real-space pair distribution function methods. The understanding of the property structure relationship of many materials is often hidden in the local structural properties or defects of the material. The analysis of the total scattering information, including Bragg and diffuse scattering, is the key to unraveling the secrets of the local structure. This workshop is designed to give an overview of some of the methods used to analyze the total scattering from powder samples.
- R.B. Neder and Th. Proffen, Diffuse Scattering and Defect Structure Simulations - a Cookbook using the Program DISCUS - Oxford University Press (2009)
- T. Egami and S.J.L. Billinge Underneath the Bragg Peaks: Structural analysis of complex materials - Pergamon Press (2003)
- Th. Proffen and H. Kim, Advances in total scattering analysis, J. Mater. Chem., 19 (29), 5078 - 5088 (2009)
- S.J.L. Billinge and M.G. Kanatzidis, Beyond Crystallography, Chem. Commun., 7 749-760 (2004)
Talks and Teaching aids
This tutorial is based on materials on the PDF workshop CDROM first produced in 2003 by Thomas Proffen and Simon Billinge.