This book presents recent advances in theory and experimental methods in electron diffraction. A set of spectral and diffraction methods using different complementary physical principles that allow for the photo-excitation dynamics and diagnostics of nuclei and electrons in the temporal sequences of ultrashort duration are detailed. New research opportunities that provide the required integration of the triad: "Structure - Dynamics - Function" in chemistry, biology, materials science are explored. This reference will be of interest to a wide range of readers interested in the problems of the structure of matter, including the study of the structure and dynamics of nanomaterials.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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Table of Contents
The relationship of molecular structure and potential energy surface in the gas electron diffraction of equilibrium and non-equilibrium ensembles. The theory of electron scattering in equilibrium and non-equilibrium ensembles of molecules. Methods of processing and interpretation of experimental electron diffraction data. The study of the equilibrium structure and intramolecular dynamics. The manifestation of non-equilibrium intramolecular distribution of vibrational energy in the scattering of fast electrons by molecules. High-temperature gas-phase electron diffraction. The joint electron diffraction and mass-spectrometric experiment and its implementation. The use of joint electron diffraction and mass-spectrometric experiment to study systems with complex vapour composition. Structure and internal nuclear dynamics of some metal halides. Methods for studying the structural dynamics. Structural dynamics of free molecules. Ultrafast electron crystallography and nanocrystallography (UEC and UEnC). Coherent dynamics of nuclei and electrons: the femtosecond and attosecond resolution of the TRED method. Pico-femto-attosecond photoelectronics. Time resolution electron microscopy.