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 26 August 2015

Structure and morphology of shape-controlled Pd nanocrystals

J. Solla-Gullon, E. Garnier, J. M. Feliu, M. Leoni, A. Leonardi and P. Scardi

Synopsis: Information on shape, size distribution, as well as surface structure and defects in Pd nanocrystals is obtained by combining X-ray diffraction line profile analysis with transmission electron microscopy and surface electrochemistry.

Accepted 21 August 2015

Topology and temperature dependence of the diffuse X-ray scattering in Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3 ferroelectric single crystals

S. Gorfman, D. S. Keeble, A. Bombardi and P. A. Thomas

Synopsis: The high-resolution temperature-dependent diffuse X-ray scattering from an Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3 perovskite-based single crystal is measured on the approach to the polymorphic phase transition. The previously unseen topological features of the diffuse scattering and their temperature evolution are reported.

Accepted 19 August 2015

Molecular weight-gyration radius relation of globular proteins: a comparison of light scattering, small-angle X-ray scattering and structure-based data

D. M. Smilgies and E. Folta-Stogniew

Synopsis: Light scattering and small-angle scattering data indicate that for globular proteins the relation between molecular weight and radius of gyration follows a power law which can be related to the fractal dimension of the proteins.

Accepted 13 August 2015

Effect of using polyimide capillaries during thermal experiments on the particle size distribution of supported Pt nanoparticles

L. Gámez-Mendoza, O. Resto and M. Martínez-Iñesta

Synopsis: Evidence is presented that water outgassing from polyimide (Kapton HN-type) capillaries at temperatures as low as 438 K causes the overgrowth of supported Pt catalysts.

Accepted 10 August 2015

Empirical correction for resolution- and temperature-dependent errors caused by factors such as thermal diffuse scattering

B. Niepötter, R. Herbst-Irmer and D. Stalke

Synopsis: Resolution- and temperature-dependent factors such as thermal diffuse scattering can lead to significant errors in charge density studies. The influence on the model of the crystal structure is shown and a simple empirical correction is proposed.

Accepted 6 August 2015

Phase densities and lamellar morphologies of semicrystalline polyethylenes via absolute small-angle X-ray scattering measurements

M. Basiura-Cembala, K. Erlacher, J. S. Pedersen and B. Goderis

Synopsis: The analysis of absolute small-angle X-ray scattering measurements reveals that the temperature-dependent density of the liquid-like amorphous phase enclosed between crystalline layers in semicrystalline polyethylene is crystallinity independent and lower than melt-extrapolated values.

Accepted 6 August 2015

Reliably distinguishing protein nanocrystals from amorphous precipitate by means of depolarized dynamic light scattering

R. Schubert, A. Meyer, K. Dierks, S. Kapis, R. Reimer, H. Einspahr, M. Perbandt and C. Betzel

Synopsis: Depolarized dynamic light scattering is applied to distinguish between nucleation and amorphous cluster formation in protein solutions during crystallization.

Accepted 4 August 2015

Profex: a graphical user interface for the Rietveld refinement program BGMN

N. Doebelin and R. Kleeberg

Synopsis: Profex is a platform-independent open-source graphical user interface for the Rietveld refinement program BGMN.

Accepted 31 July 2015

Diffraction analysis of strongly inhomogeneous residual stress depth distributions by modification of the stress scanning method. I. Theoretical concept

M. Meixner, T. Fuss, M. Klaus and C. Genzel

Synopsis: On the basis of simulations, a theoretical concept for the evaluation of strongly inhomogeneous residual stress depth gradients by means of the stress scanning method is presented. Simulations for very small gauge volumes are presented for the energy-dispersive case of diffraction.

Accepted 9 July 2015

Small-angle neutron scattering correlation functions of bulk magnetic materials

D. Mettus and A. Michels

Synopsis: On the basis of the continuum theory of micromagnetics, the correlation function of the spin-misalignment small-angle neutron scattering cross section of bulk ferromagnets is computed and discussed.

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