Reversed de Wolff figure of merit and its application to powder indexing solutions

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Two new figures of merit for powder indexing solutions are proposed: the reversed figure of merit M n Rev and the symmetric figure of merit M n Sym. These are naturally suggested by the theory underlying the de Wolff figure of merit M n. Nevertheless, M n Rev has characteristics opposite to those of M n with regard to sensitivity to impurity peaks and extinct reflections. M n Sym has intermediate properties between M n and M n Rev. Applications of the new figures of merit to powder indexing solutions and zero-point shift estimation are introduced. All of the figures of merit are available from the powder auto-indexing software Conograph (; ConographGUI/web-page.html).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1277-1282
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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