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Pair Distribution Functions Analysis

X-Ray Techniques

  1. Valeri Petkov

Published Online: 12 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/0471266965.com159

Characterization of Materials

Characterization of Materials

How to Cite

Petkov, V. 2012. Pair Distribution Functions Analysis. Characterization of Materials. 1–14.

Author Information

  1. Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Department of Physics, MI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2012


The foundations and practical aspects of atomic pair distribution functions analysis as a tool for characterizing the structure of materials of limited structural coherence are described in brief.


  • X-ray diffraction;
  • atomic-scale structure;
  • materials of limited structural coherence;
  • pair distribution functions analysis