A local structure analysis method based on convergent-beam electron diffraction (CBED) has been used for refining isotropic atomic displacement parameters and five low-order structure factors with sin θ/λ ≤ 0.28 Å-1 of potassium tantalate (KTaO3). Comparison between structure factors determined from CBED patterns taken at the zone-axis (ZA) and Bragg-excited conditions is made in order to discuss their precision and sensitivities. Bragg-excited CBED patterns showed higher precision in the refinement of structure factors than ZA patterns. Consistency between higher precision and sensitivity of the Bragg-excited CBED patterns has been found only for structure factors of the outer zeroth-order Laue-zone reflections with larger reciprocal-lattice vectors. Correlation coefficients among the refined structure factors in the refinement of Bragg-excited patterns are smaller than those of the ZA ones. Such smaller correlation coefficients lead to higher precision in the refinement of structure factors.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations and Advances|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Jul 1|
- electron density
- electrostatic potential
- structure factors