forthcoming articles in Journal of Applied Crystallography

The following articles are a selection of those recently accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Crystallography.

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Accepted 18 June 2015

In situ X-ray Diffraction Environments for High-Pressure Reactions

B. R. S. Hansen, K. T. Møller, M. Paskevicius, A. Dippel, P. Walter, C. J. Webb, C. Pistidda, N. Bergemann, M. Dornheim, T. Klassen, J. Jørgensen and T. R. Jensen

Synopsis: Three in situ X-ray diffraction sample environments for gas-solid and gas-solid-liquid reactions at elevated pressure and temperature are described. The environments can be used in a wide range of fields and can withstand up to1000 bar.

Accepted 16 June 2015

OrientXplot: a program to analyse and display relative crystal orientations

R. Angel, S. Milani, M. Alvaro and F. Nestola

Synopsis: OrientXplot is a Windows program to manipulate and display relative orientation data of pairs of single crystals, allowing for the symmetry of both crystals.

Accepted 15 June 2015

X-ray diffraction by phase diffraction gratings

D. V. Irzhak, M. A. Knyasev, V. I. Punegov and D. V. Roshchupkin

Synopsis: The diffraction properties of phase gratings fabricated on an Si(111) crystal were studied by triple-axis X-ray diffraction. It is shown that the presence of a grating as a phase-shift W layer on the crystal surface causes the formation of a complicated two-dimensional diffraction pattern.

Accepted 12 June 2015

Magnetic order and phase transitions in Fe50Pt50-xRhx

J. Fenske, D. Lott, E. V. Tartakovskaya, H. Lee, P. R. LeClair, G. J. Mankey, W. Schmidt, K. Schmalzl, F. Klose and A. Schreyer

Synopsis: Neutron diffraction methods together with structure factor calculations have been applied to determine the microscopic magnetic configuration of Fe50Pt50-xRhx films as a function of temperature and Rh concentration.

Accepted 10 June 2015

In situ neutron diffraction study of anomalous superelasticity in strain-glassy Ni43Fe18Ga27Co12 alloy

Q. H. Zhang, Z. Zhai, Z. H. Nie, S. Harjo, D. Y. Cong, M. G. Wang, J. Li and Y. D. Wang

Synopsis: An in situ neutron diffraction technique was used for exploring the deformation behavior in an Ni43Fe18Ga27Co12 alloy with strain glass state to reveal the new intrinsic physical nature of quasi-linear superelasticity. AUTHOR please confirm Ni43

Accepted 10 June 2015

A new micro-furnace for in situ high-temperature single-crystal X-ray diffraction measurements

M. Alvaro, R. J. Angel, C. Marciano, S. Milani, L. Scandolo, M. L. Mazzucchelli, G. Zaffiro, G. Rustioni, M. Briccola, M. C. Domeneghetti and F. Nestola

Synopsis: The paper describes a new furnace design for high-temperature single-crystal X-ray diffraction measurements that significantly improves performance and addresses issues associated with previous designs.

Accepted 9 June 2015

The Macromolecular Neutron Diffractometer MaNDi at the Spallation Neutron Source

L. Coates, M. Cuneo, M. Frost, J. He, K. L. Weiss, H. McFeeters, S. Tomanicek, V. Venugopal, P. A. Langan and E. B. Iverson

Synopsis: After several years in construction and commissioning the Macromolecular Neutron Diffractometer (MaNDi) is now operational and accepting general user proposals.

Accepted 9 June 2015

The ash heap of crystallography: restoring forgotten basic knowledge

M. Nespolo

Synopsis: A critical revision of fundamental crystallographic concepts and the pedagogical approaches used to introduce them is presented.

Accepted 8 June 2015

Three-dimensional [alpha] colony characterization and prior-[beta] grain reconstruction of a lamellar Ti-6Al-4V specimen using near-field high-energy X-ray diffraction microscopy

E. Wielewski, D. B. Menasche, P. G. Callahan and R. Suter

Synopsis: Near-field high-energy X-ray diffraction microscopy has been used to characterize the three-dimensional crystallographic orientation field of the hexagonal close-packed [alpha] phase in a bulk Ti-6Al-4V specimen with a lamellar ([beta]-annealed) microstructure. A three-dimensional Burgers orientation relationship-based flood-fill algorithm has been implemented to reconstruct the morphologies and crystallographic orientations of the high-temperature body-centered cubic prior-[beta] grains.

Accepted 5 June 2015

Types and configurations of domain walls in ferroelectric Bi4Ti3O12 single crystals

W. Ye, C. Lu, Y. Zhang and Y. Zhou

Synopsis: Eleven permissible types of domain walls are predicted to exist theoretically in ferroelectric Bi4Ti3O12 according to group-theory analysis. Among them, just the five types of ferroelectric domain walls were observed in Bi4Ti3O12 single crystals using transmission electron microscopy.

Accepted 5 June 2015

Computation of diffuse scattering arising from one-phonon excitations in a neutron time-of-flight single-crystal Laue diffraction experiment

M. J. Gutmann, G. Graziano, S. Mukhopadhyay, K. Refson and M. von Zimmerman

Synopsis: A methodology is presented to compute diffuse scattering arising from one-phonon excitations in a time-of-flight neutron single-crystal Laue diffraction experiment from density functional theory results and illustrated using NaCl as an example.

Accepted 3 June 2015

Small-angle scattering: the Guinier technique underestimates the size of hard globular particles due to the structure-factor effect

A. V. Smirnov, I. N. Deryabin and B. A. Fedorov

Synopsis: The straightforward calculation of the intensity of small-angle X-ray scattering by spheres at different concentrations has shown that using the Guinier plot to find the radius of gyration of spheres underestimates it noticeably at a volume concentration of particles of ~1% and higher.

Accepted 3 June 2015

Resonance effect in white X-ray magnetic diffraction of GdAl2

H. Adachi, H. Kawata and M. Ito

Synopsis: The resonance effect in the X-ray magnetic diffraction from the ferromagnetic intermetallic compound GdAl2 is studied by a white-beam experiment and theoretical analysis.

Accepted 2 June 2015

The experience of the Voyage dans le cristal travelling museum exhibition

J.-L. Hodeau and R. Guinebretiere

Synopsis: Crystallography is little known to the public, even though it underpins much of the research into matter in physics, chemistry, new materials and life sciences. This article describes the travelling exhibition Journey into the crystal, which presents to the general public the science and the beauty of matter in the crystalline state with a flavour of crystallography.

Accepted 31 May 2015

Methods for analysis of size-exclusion chromatography-small-angle X-ray scattering and reconstruction of protein scattering

A. W. Malaby, S. Chakravarthy, T. C. Irving, S. V. Kathuria, O. Bilsel and D. G. Lambright

Accepted 21 May 2015

Polycrystal orientation mapping using scanning three-dimensional X-ray diffraction microscopy

Y. Hayashi, Y. Hirose and Y. Seno

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