Diffuse scattering intensity distribution associated with static and dynamic atomic position fluctuations
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Diffuse scattering is a general phenomenon associated with various nanoscale disorders omnipresent in crystalline solids. While it contains rich information on structural disorders, interpretation and analysis of diffuse scattering pose a great challenge because it usually contains contributions from multiple types of disorders and their respective contributions are difficult to separate. In order to extract useful information from diffuse scattering, concerted efforts in high-quality diffuse scattering intensity measurement, quantitative data analysis, theoretical interpretation, and computer simulations are required. In this theoretical work, the diffuse scattering intensity distribution associated with static and dynamic atomic position fluctuations is formulated to effectively combine with our concurrent experimental and computational works. In particular, the theoretical formulation is used to interpret diffuse scattering originated from phonon softening in precursor state of a shape-memory alloy, and, as examples of static atomic position fluctuations, diffuse scattering phenomena of modulated phases and nanotwin microstructures are also discussed.
Jin, Y. M.,
Diffuse scattering intensity distribution associated with static and dynamic atomic position fluctuations.
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