According to Bertaut's theorem [Acta Cryst. (1950), 3, 14-18], the size distribution of a powder sample constituted by perfect single-crystal particles can be easily determined from the peak shape analysis. The comparison between particle size distributions determined by a Monte Carlo fitting algorithm and those determined by direct observation using transmission electron microscopy shows that, as expected, the X-ray diffraction determination cannot be confidently used for particles with maximum dimensions above about 60 nm. © 1999 International Union of Crystallography - all rights reserved.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
Di Nunzio, P. E., & Martelli, S. (1999). Size distribution of single-crystal nanoparticles by Monte Carlo fitting of wide-angle X-ray scattering peak shape. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 32(3), 546 - 548. https://doi.org/10.1107/S0021889899002071