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Title: Total-scattering pair-distribution function of organic material from powder electron diffraction data

This paper shows for the first time that pair-distribution function analyses can be carried out on organic and organo-metallic compounds from powder electron diffraction data. Different experimental setups are demonstrated, including selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and nanodiffraction in transmission electron microscopy (TEM) or nanodiffraction in scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) modes. The methods were demonstrated on organo-metallic complexes (chlorinated and unchlorinated copper-phthalocyanine) and on purely organic compounds (quinacridone). The PDF curves from powder electron diffraction data, called ePDF, are in good agreement with PDF curves determined from X-ray powder data demonstrating that the problems of obtaining kinematical scattering data and avoiding beam-damage of the sample are possible to resolve.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Johannes Gutenberg Univ., Mainz (Germany)
  2. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
  3. Goethe Univ., Frankfurt (Germany)
  4. Johannes Gutenberg Univ., Mainz (Germany); Technical Univ. Darmstadt, Darmstadt (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1431-9276; R&D Project: PM032; KC0202010
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Microscopy and Microanalysis
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1431-9276
Microscopy Society of America (MSA)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY pair-distribution function; electron diffraction; total scattering; nanocrystalline materials