New Route to Local Order Models for Disordered Crystalline Materials: Diffuse Scattering and Computational Modeling of Phloroglucinol Dihydrate

A new, readily tractable route to determining short-range order models for materials exhibiting occupational disorder and diffuse scattering using first-principles solid-state quantum mechanical calculations is presented and illustrated with application to the disordered, layered molecular material phloroglucinol dihydrate.