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Publication details for Prof. Ivana Evans

J. S. O. Evans & I. R. Evans (2004). Beyond classical applications of powder diffraction. Chemical Society Reviews 33(8): 539-547.
  • Publication type: Journal Article

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This article provides a short tutorial review of how laboratory powder diffraction methods can be used to establish a variety of "non-traditional'' pieces of information about solid state materials-information beyond simple phase identification or structure determination at a specific temperature. The examples show how unique insights into synthetic pathways, reaction mechanisms, reaction kinetics, polymorphism, phase transitions and physical properties can be obtained for a variety of different types of materials.