Title: Characterisation of embedded nano-precipitates by X-ray diffraction imaging and small-angle X-ray scattering

Authors: Daniele Pelliccia; Andrei Y. Nikulin; Nigel Kirby; James Hester

Addresses: School of Physics, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia ' School of Physics, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia ' Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, Vic 3168, Australia ' Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Locked Bag 2001, Kirrawee DC, NSW 2232, Australia

Abstract: We report on the characterisation of embedded Al2Cu nanoparticles in Al matrix by X-ray diffraction imaging and small-angle X-ray scattering. We employed direct retrieval of the average morphological characteristics of the nanoparticles from their diffraction pattern. Data suggest the possibility of acquiring truly 3D information with X-ray diffraction imaging. Validation of the results obtained with small-angle X-ray scattering is reported.

Keywords: X-ray diffraction imaging; small-angle X-ray scattering; embedded nanoparticles; nanoprecipitates; nanotechnology; aluminium; copper.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNT.2014.060576

International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2014 Vol.11 No.5/6/7/8, pp.549 - 554

Published online: 19 Apr 2014 *

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