Crystallographers and graduate students in science keen to understand and apply modern interpretative techniques to diffuse scattering data would enjoy reading this accessible and comprehensive monograph, which presents an important technique for studying structural disorder in materials. The book guides the reader through theoretical, computational and experimental progress in the subject and discusses in detail its usefulness to various structural disorder problems. It consists of the more traditional subjects of substitutional disorder in alloys and orientational disorder in molecular systems as well as the more recent stuudies of superionic and framework materials. It emphasized on recent refinement methods for data interpretation which are compared with established computer simulation techniques and analytical approaches.
The book starts with an introduction discussed in Chapter 1, followed by the neutron scattering formalism pertaining to Faber-Ziman formalism in Chapter 2. The diffuse scattering theory, experimental techniques, data correction and computer simulation/modeling are respectively presented in Chapter 3, 4, 5 and 6. The simulation includes the Reverse Monte Carlo modeling and Pair Distribution Function. Various applications, including those in the fullerence C60 and framework structures are discussed in the last five chapters.