Improved multivariate analysis for fast and selective monitoring of structural dynamics by in situ X-ray powder diffraction
An innovative multivariate analysis approach for the study of solid-state dynamics has been selected among the most influential articles of 2018 by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Recently the article “Improved multivariate analysis for fast and selective monitoring of structural dynamics by in situ X-ray powder diffraction ” (Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018,20, 2175-2187, DOI: 10.1039/C7CP06326A), autored by Dr. Rocco Caliandro and Dr. Benny Danilo Belviso of the CNR-Institute of Crystallography has been selected among the 2018 PCCP HOT articles, as highlighted on the website of the journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry: http: // pubs. rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2018/cp/c7cp06326a#!divAbstract
The “hot articles” represent a small percentage of the published articles, selected as such by the editor and / or by the reviewers, when they find particularly interesting expected features and impacts in an article. In detail, one of the reviewers recognizes that “The authors developed a novel approach for fast and efficient analysis of in situ X-ray power diffraction (XRPD) data to study the structure dynamics of solid state-reactions. The topic itself is very interesting and it has potential application in crystallographic analysis. The work has been competently performed, show high quality results that are detailed described in the manuscript”. This recognition attests and rewards the pioneering work of Caliandro and Belviso, carried out in collaboration with Dr. Pietro Guccione, researcher at the Polytechnic of Bari and associated with the Institute of Crystallography, and with the research group of Dr. Marco Milanesio of the University of Piemonte Orientale, in successfully applying methods of analysis of the principal components (PCA) to crystallographic problems.