Must-have resources on electron diffraction

Interested in finding what electron diffraction is and how it can change the state of research? We compiled a list of engaging resources for you.
Thu, 04.02.2021

Electron diffraction is not only one of the most rapidly evolving fields in chemistry and crystallography, but it is also here to stay, as research proves that the novel analytical technique can produce impressive results.

Check our interesting resources below and find out more. 

‘The nano-crystallography revolution: From inorganic nanoparticles to protein nanocrystals’: webinar recording

Electron diffraction has the potential to revolutionize crystallographic research.  Dr. Mauro Gemmi – Head of Center of Nanotechnology Innovation@NEST, Professor at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and the speaker for our scientific webinar on ED strongly believes so. Watch the recording to find out more about this novel technique. 

‘What are Electron Diffraction and Nano-crystallography and why are they so important for scientists, researchers and industry?’: whitepaper

Given the heightened interest in the last couple of years for electron diffraction and the increased nano-analytical capabilities associated with it, we would need to address some questions about its importance. We at ELDICO strongly advocate not only for this technique, but also for a dedicated instrument, tailored specifically for electron diffraction.  

‘Structure Determination with Electron Diffraction (ED): Concept, instrumentation and practical aspects of applications’: webinar recording

What is the main advantage of electron diffraction for scientists? Being able to solve structures from a single nano-crystal. This is one of the many topics covered by Dr. Tim Grüne – Head of Centre for X-Ray Structure Analysis, Faculty of Chemistry at University of Vienna in the kick-off webinar of ELDICO. We are offering you the recorded session of this great discussion.

‘Can Electron Diffraction distinguish between carbon and nitrogen atoms?’: application note

As part of our efforts to demonstrate the power of ED, we carried out experiments on [2H]-3-amino-1,2,3 triazole (3-AT, C2N4H4).  It is a challenge to distinguish C from N atoms. If we solve the structure from ED data, using same parameters as for X-ray data, the first solution results in a structure in which five out of six atom types are correctly assigned.

‘Experiments on alpha-Glycine: getting data on a beam sensitive sample’: whitepaper

What about beam sensitive samples? Our team carried out a comparative experiment of alpha-Glycine with two different 3D ED methodologies: precession and continuous rotation, arriving at a surprising conclusion. Given that alpha-Glycine is a small and very simple aliphatic molecule and as such very sensitive to the electron beam, it is well suited to assess the importance of the data acquisition method. 

‘Demanding crystallographic problems of inorganics solved by 3D-ED – Benefits of STEM-ADT’: webinar recording

Watch the recording of the talk on electron diffraction tomography (ADT), presented by Dr. Ute Kolb – Head of the Centre for High Resolution Electron Microscopy (EMC-M) at Johannes Gutenberg University and Professor at Faculty of Materials Sciences and Geo Sciences Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany. 

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