Uniting Electron Crystallography and Powder Diffraction

  • Ute Kolb
  • Kenneth Shankland
  • Louisa Meshi
  • Anatoly Avilov
  • William I.F David
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Powder Diffraction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William I. F. David
      Pages 3-14
    3. Peter W. Stephens
      Pages 15-26
    4. Lynne B. McCusker, Christian Baerlocher
      Pages 27-33
    5. Radovan Černý
      Pages 35-44
    6. Kenneth Shankland
      Pages 45-52
    7. Pamela Whitfield
      Pages 53-63
    8. Fabia Gozzo
      Pages 65-82
    9. Andy Fitch, Caroline Curfs
      Pages 83-93
    10. David I. A. Millar, Colin R. Pulham
      Pages 95-103
    11. Lukáš Palatinus
      Pages 105-116
    12. Kenneth Shankland
      Pages 117-124
    13. Jonathan P. Wright
      Pages 125-135
    14. Irene Margiolaki
      Pages 137-147
    15. William I. F. David, John S. O. Evans
      Pages 149-163
    16. L’ubomír Smrčok
      Pages 165-172
    17. Matteo Leoni
      Pages 173-182
    18. Yuri G. Andreev
      Pages 195-205
    19. Ian C. Madsen, Nicola V. Y. Scarlett, Nathan A. S. Webster
      Pages 207-218
    20. Arnt Kern, Ian C. Madsen, Nicola V. Y. Scarlett
      Pages 219-231
    21. Luca Lutterotti
      Pages 233-242
    22. Robert B. Von Dreele
      Pages 243-250
    23. R. E. Dinnebier, B. Hinrichsen
      Pages 251-257
  3. Electron Crystallography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Louisa Meshi
      Pages 271-279
    3. Laurence D. Marks
      Pages 281-291
    4. Sven Hovmöller
      Pages 293-301
    5. Christian Baerlocher, Lynne B. McCusker
      Pages 303-314
    6. Tatiana E. Gorelik, Sebastian Schlitt, Ute Kolb
      Pages 337-347
    7. Yimei Zhu, Lijun Wu
      Pages 381-388
    8. Jan Pieter Abrahams, Dilyana Georgieva, Linhua Jiang, Igor Nederlof
      Pages 389-398
    9. Stefano Rubino, Jan Rusz, Peter Schattschneider
      Pages 419-427
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 429-434

About these proceedings


The polycrystalline and nanocrystalline states play an increasingly important role in exploiting the properties of materials, encompassing applications as diverse as pharmaceuticals, catalysts, solar cells and energy storage. A knowledge of the three-dimensional atomic and molecular structure of materials is essential for understanding and controlling their properties, yet traditional single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods lose their power when only polycrystalline and nanocrystalline samples are available. It is here that powder diffraction and single-crystal electron diffraction techniques take over, substantially extending the range of applicability of the crystallographic principles of structure determination. 

This volume, a collection of teaching contributions presented at the Crystallographic Course in Erice in 2011, clearly describes the fundamentals and the state-of-the-art of powder diffraction and electron diffraction methods in materials characterisation, encompassing a diverse range of disciplines and materials stretching from archeometry to zeolites.   As such, it is a comprehensive and valuable resource for those wishing to gain an understanding of the broad applicability of these two rapidly developing fields.


electron diffraction materials characterization powder diffraction structure analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Ute Kolb
    • 1
  • Kenneth Shankland
    • 2
  • Louisa Meshi
    • 3
  • Anatoly Avilov
    • 4
  • William I.F David
    • 5
  1. 1., Institute of Physical ChemistryJohannes Gutenberg UniversityMainzGermany
  2. 2., School of PharmacyUniversity of ReadingReadingUnited Kingdom
  3. 3., Department of Materials EngineeringBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael
  4. 4.Inst. CrystallographyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  5. 5., Isis FacilitySTFC Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryDidcotUnited Kingdom

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