Investigation of nanocatalysts using the PDF method

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The pair distribution function (PDF) method based on the integral analysis of X-ray diffraction is described. Being sensitive to changes in the local structure, this method is successfully applied to detect defects, which are not detected by usual powder X-ray diffraction analysis, in the atomic structure of nanoobjects. Examples of the method application for the structural studies of nanosized aluminum oxides and hydroxides with different physico-chemical properties are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11360-11363
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Alumina
  • Aluminum hydroxides
  • Local structure
  • Nanomaterials
  • The PDF-method
  • alumina
  • local structure
  • nanomaterials
  • the PDF-method
  • aluminum hydroxides


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