Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 1584–1593 | Cite as

Characterization of nanocrystalline materials by X-ray line profile analysis

Nano May 2006

Abstract

X-ray line profile analysis is shown to be a powerful tool to characterize the microstructure of nanocrystalline materials in terms of grain and subgrain size, dislocation structure and dislocation densities and planar defects, especially stacking faults and twin boundaries. It is shown that the X-ray method can provide valuable complementary information about the microstructure, especially when combined with transmission electron microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry.

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Acknowledgements

The author is grateful to the Hungarian National Science Foundation, OTKA T46990 and OTKA T43247, for supporting this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials PhysicsEötvös University BudapestBudapestHungary

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