Applications of X-ray fluorescence holography to determine local lattice distortions

Kouichi Hayashi, Naohisa Happo, Shinya Hosokawa

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X-ray fluorescence holography (XFH) is a method for investigating atomic order up to the medium ranges, and can provide 3D atomic images around specific elements within a radius of nm order. In addition to these characteristics, XFH is sensitive to positional fluctuations of atoms, and therefore it is useful for characterizing the local lattice distortions around specific elements. We have applied XFH to dopants and mixed crystals. We found interesting features in local lattice distortions, such as the displacements of first-neighbor atoms around dopants, far-sighted views of the atomistic fluctuations in mixed crystals, and the coexistence of distorted/undistorted sites in the same material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-346
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Impurity
  • Medium-range structure
  • Single crystal
  • X-ray fluorescence holography
  • X-ray scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiation


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