Size distribution of single-crystal nanoparticles by Monte Carlo fitting of wide-angle X-ray scattering peak shape

P.E. Di Nunzio, S. Martelli

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546 - 548
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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