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Structure of Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles Extracted via Pair Distribution Functions

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Authors: Pussi Katariina, Gallo Juan, Ohara Koji, Carbo-Argibay Enrique, Kolen’ko Yury, Barbiellini Bernardo, Bansil Arun, Kamali Saeed
Publisher: MDPI
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Condensed Matter
Journal acronym: CMOAFD
Volume number: 5
ISSN: 2410-3896
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Permanent website address: https://www.mdpi.com/2410-3896/5/1/19
Open Access: Open Access publication


The structure of nanoparticles has been difficult to determine accurately because the traditional structure methods rely on large monocrystals. Here, we discuss the structure of nanoparticles based on real-space modeling of the pair distribution function obtained by a Fourier transformation of the high-energy X-ray scattering structure factor. In particular, we consider X-ray scattering data taken from colloidal manganese oxide nanoparticles used in Lithium-ion batteries, air-purification, and biomedical systems, which are known to exist in various nanometer-sized polymorphs. Insight is thus obtained into characterizing the structural relaxation of the MnO6 octahedra, which are the key building blocks of oxide nanoparticles, important in many technologies.

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