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Title: Pair distribution functions of amorphous organic thin films from synchrotron X-ray scattering in transmission mode

Abstract

Using high-brilliance high-energy synchrotron X-ray radiation, for the first time the total scattering of a thin organic glass film deposited on a strongly scattering inorganic substrate has been measured in transmission mode. The organic thin film was composed of the weakly scattering pharmaceutical substance indomethacin in the amorphous state. The film was 130 µm thick atop a borosilicate glass substrate of equal thickness. The atomic pair distribution function derived from the thin-film measurement is in excellent agreement with that from bulk measurements. This ability to measure the total scattering of amorphous organic thin films in transmission will enable accurate in situ structural studies for a wide range of materials.

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Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1368629
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
IUCrJ
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: IUCrJ Journal Volume: 4 Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2052-2525
Publisher:
International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Shi, Chenyang, Teerakapibal, Rattavut, Yu, Lian, and Zhang, Geoff G. Z. Pair distribution functions of amorphous organic thin films from synchrotron X-ray scattering in transmission mode. United Kingdom: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1107/S2052252517009344.
Shi, Chenyang, Teerakapibal, Rattavut, Yu, Lian, & Zhang, Geoff G. Z. Pair distribution functions of amorphous organic thin films from synchrotron X-ray scattering in transmission mode. United Kingdom. doi:10.1107/S2052252517009344.
Shi, Chenyang, Teerakapibal, Rattavut, Yu, Lian, and Zhang, Geoff G. Z. Mon . "Pair distribution functions of amorphous organic thin films from synchrotron X-ray scattering in transmission mode". United Kingdom. doi:10.1107/S2052252517009344.
@article{osti_1368629,
title = {Pair distribution functions of amorphous organic thin films from synchrotron X-ray scattering in transmission mode},
author = {Shi, Chenyang and Teerakapibal, Rattavut and Yu, Lian and Zhang, Geoff G. Z.},
abstractNote = {Using high-brilliance high-energy synchrotron X-ray radiation, for the first time the total scattering of a thin organic glass film deposited on a strongly scattering inorganic substrate has been measured in transmission mode. The organic thin film was composed of the weakly scattering pharmaceutical substance indomethacin in the amorphous state. The film was 130 µm thick atop a borosilicate glass substrate of equal thickness. The atomic pair distribution function derived from the thin-film measurement is in excellent agreement with that from bulk measurements. This ability to measure the total scattering of amorphous organic thin films in transmission will enable accurate in situ structural studies for a wide range of materials.},
doi = {10.1107/S2052252517009344},
journal = {IUCrJ},
number = 5,
volume = 4,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {Mon Jul 10 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon Jul 10 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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