Special Issue "Rietveld Refinement in the Characterization of Crystalline Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018)
Prof. Dr. Igor Djerdj
Nowadays, various crystalline materials are essential in our world due to their broad technological applications arising from their properties: ceramics in engineering, semiconductors in electronic industry, porous materials in catalysis and various families of compounds in sensor industry. In order to understand and tailor the properties of crystalline materials, the atomic structure has to be known. The common used techniques to do this are diffraction techniques using neutrons from neutron sources or X-rays from laboratory sources and synchrotrons. Most materials of technological interest appear in the polycrystalline form with strong tendency to consist of very small crystallites. For those system, the accurate determination of the crystal structure and microstructure has been routinely done using the Rietveld method.
The current special issue focuses on the implementation of the Rietveld refinement of powder X-ray or neutron diffraction data as an advanced analysis tool for the extraction of structural and microstructural features of various crystalline materials.
We look forward to receiving your contributions to these issue.
Prof. Dr. Igor Djerdj
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- Rietveld method
- Crystalline materials
- Functional materials
- Structural materials
- Microstructural analysis
- Structural characterization
- X-ray and neutron diffraction