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Title: A series of fortunate events: how the x-ray atomic pair distribution function method went from niche technique to mainstream and beyond, and how this was unlocked by synchrotron radiation

Abstract

The atomic pair distribution function (PDF) technique is a powerful approach to gain quantitative insight into the structure of materials where the structural coherence extends only over a few nanometers. In this paper I focus on PDF from synchrotron xrays and describe what is the PDF and where it came from, as well as key moments on the journey that have contributed to its enormous recent growth and expanding impact in materials science today. Synchrotron x-ray sources played a starring role in this story.

Authors:
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  1. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics; Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Dept.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1502808
Report Number(s):
BNL-211437-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 1364--503X
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 377; Journal Issue: 2147; Journal ID: ISSN 1364--503X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; pdf; pair distribution function; x-ray; synchrotron

Citation Formats

Billinge, Simon J. A series of fortunate events: how the x-ray atomic pair distribution function method went from niche technique to mainstream and beyond, and how this was unlocked by synchrotron radiation. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1098/rsta.2018.0413.
Billinge, Simon J. A series of fortunate events: how the x-ray atomic pair distribution function method went from niche technique to mainstream and beyond, and how this was unlocked by synchrotron radiation. United States. doi:10.1098/rsta.2018.0413.
Billinge, Simon J. Fri . "A series of fortunate events: how the x-ray atomic pair distribution function method went from niche technique to mainstream and beyond, and how this was unlocked by synchrotron radiation". United States. doi:10.1098/rsta.2018.0413.
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author = {Billinge, Simon J.},
abstractNote = {The atomic pair distribution function (PDF) technique is a powerful approach to gain quantitative insight into the structure of materials where the structural coherence extends only over a few nanometers. In this paper I focus on PDF from synchrotron xrays and describe what is the PDF and where it came from, as well as key moments on the journey that have contributed to its enormous recent growth and expanding impact in materials science today. Synchrotron x-ray sources played a starring role in this story.},
doi = {10.1098/rsta.2018.0413},
journal = {Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, A},
number = 2147,
volume = 377,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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