TY - CHAP A1 - Devinder Singh A2 - Sven Hovmöller ED1 - Devinder Singh ED2 - Simona Condurache-Bota Y1 - 2020-07-22 PY - 2020 T1 - Structure Analysis of Quasicrystal Approximants by Rotation Electron Diffraction (RED) N2 - In the quantitative determination of new structures, micro-/nano-crystalline materials pose significant challenges. The different properties of materials are structure-dependent. Traditionally, X-ray crystallography has been used for the analysis of these materials. Electron diffraction is a technique that complements other techniques; for example, single crystal X-ray diffraction and powder X-ray diffraction for determination of structure. Electron diffraction plays a very important role when crystals are very small using single crystal X-ray diffraction or very complex for structure solution by powder X-ray diffraction. With the introduction of advanced methodologies, important methods for crystal structural analysis in the field of electron crystallography have been discovered, such as rotation electron diffraction (RED) and automated electron diffraction tomography (ADT). In recent years, large numbers of crystal structures have been solved using electron crystallography. BT - Electron Crystallography SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.91372 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.91372 SN - 978-1-83880-190-8 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-18 ER -