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The Determination of Rotation Axis in the Rotation Electron Diffraction Technique

  • Mika Buxhuku (a1), Vidar Hansen (a1), Peter Oleynikov (a2) and Jon Gjønnes (a3)


Methods to determine the rotation axis using the rotation electron diffraction technique are described. A combination of rotation axis tilt, beam tilt, and simulated experimental diffraction patterns with nonintegers zone axis has been used. Accurate knowledge of the crystallographic direction of the incident beam for deducing the excitation error of reflections simultaneously near Bragg positions is essential in quantitative electron diffraction. Experimental patterns from CoP3 are used as examples.


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