Electron Crystallography

Novel Approaches for Structure Determination of Nanosized Materials

  • Thomas E. Weirich
  • János L. Lábár
  • Xiaodong Zou

Part of the NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry book series (NAII, volume 211)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xiaodong Zou
      Pages 3-16
    3. C. Kisielowski
      Pages 17-30
    4. Jonh C. H. Spence
      Pages 31-42
    5. Magdolna Hargittai, István Hargittai
      Pages 43-58
  3. Experimental techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Jean-Paul Morniroli
      Pages 61-72
    3. Jean-Paul Morniroli
      Pages 73-84
    4. Vera Klechkovskaya
      Pages 85-96
    5. Peter Oleynikov, Sven Hovmöller, Xiaodong Zou
      Pages 121-142
    6. Stavros Nicolopoulos, Alexey Kuligin, Kiril Kuligin, Boulahya Khalid, Gregory Lepeshov, Jean Luc DelPlancke et al.
      Pages 169-183
  4. Crystal structure determination from electron microscopy data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Thomas E. Weirich
      Pages 235-257

About these proceedings


During the last decade we have been witness to several exciting achievements in electron crystallography. This includes structural and charge density studies on organic molecules complicated inorganic and metallic materials in the amorphous, nano-, meso- and quasi-crystalline state and also development of new software, tailor-made for the special needs of electron crystallography. Moreover, these developments have been accompanied by a now available new generation of computer controlled electron microscopes equipped with high-coherent field-emission sources, cryo-specimen holders, ultra-fast CCD cameras, imaging plates, energy filters and even correctors for electron optical distortions. Thus, a fast and semi-automatic data acquisition from small sample areas, similar to what we today know from imaging plates diffraction systems in X-ray crystallography, can be envisioned for the very near future. This progress clearly shows that the contribution of electron crystallography is quite unique, as it enables to reveal the intimate structure of samples with high accuracy but on much smaller samples than have ever been investigated by X-ray diffraction. As a tribute to these tremendous recent achievements, this NATO Advanced Study Institute was devoted to the novel approaches of electron crystallography for structure determination of nanosized materials.


Crystallography Electron energy loss spectroscopy Powder diffraction Transmission electron microscopy alloy crystal diffraction electron diffraction electron microscope electron microscopy microscopy mineralogy polymer spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas E. Weirich
    • 1
  • János L. Lábár
    • 2
  • Xiaodong Zou
    • 3
  1. 1.Central Facility for Electron MicroscopyRWTH Aachen UniversityGermany
  2. 2.Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials ScienceBudapestHungary
  3. 3.Structural ChemistryStockholm UniversitySweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3920-4
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3918-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3920-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2609
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