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Electron Crystallography

Devinder Singh

Punjabi University


microscopy electron optics specimens and images electron microscopy electron diffraction different characterization techniques structure determination refinement modelling formation of quasicrystals geometry mathematical theory

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This book provides a basic introduction to electron crystallography and its applications, giving equal weight to experimental and theoretical progress. Different aspects of electron crystallography has been discussed in terms of electron scattering, specimen preparation, experimental techniques for optimum data collection, the methodology of structure analysis and refinement, and characterization of different materials such as inorganic materials, polymers, nanomaterials, incommensurately modulated structures, alloys etc. The experimental investigation using different characterization techniques is covered in detail which includes transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, high resolution electron microscopy etc. Electron diffraction is a complementary technique to single-crystal X-ray diffraction and powder X-ray diffraction for structure solution of unknown crystals. Crystals too small to be studied by single-crystal X-ray diffraction or too complex to be solved by powder X-ray diffraction can be studied by electron diffraction. The subject of electron crystallography has been rapidly developing and modern electron microscopes can now be used to solve crystal structures. The new 3D rotation electron diffraction technique has been discussed for the structure solution of unknown crystals. The important information and measured experimental data is given in a convenient tabular form. The thorough work has been shown by the authors that will enable students and researchers to learn how this is done. The book is not only aimed at a broad audience interested in the field of electron crystallography, but is also intended for the general use to long-time workers and graduate students. 

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 30th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: November 19th 2019

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Review results due: February 7th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 7th 2020

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About the editor

Devinder Singh

Punjabi University

Dr. Devinder Singh has a research experience of more than 12 years in the field of quasicryalline materials, which includes synthesis, characterization, structure (microstructure)-properties correlations in nanoquasicrystal-glass composites and structure determination of quasicrystal approximants by electron crystallography using rotation electron diffraction. He has the deep understanding and knowledge of the theoretical and experimental aspects of quasicrystals as evident from his research background and achievements in the field.

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