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Single-crystal neutron diffraction

Gilberto Artioli
Single-crystal neutron diffraction (in Neutron scattering in mineral and earth sciences, Romano Rinaldi (editor))
European Journal of Mineralogy (April 2002) 14 (2): 233-239


The applications of coherent elastic neutron scattering from single crystals are reviewed. The peculiar character of neutron interaction with matter is exploited in: 1) the location of light atoms in the presence in the structure of heavy atoms, 2) determination of the distribution of elements with similar atomic number over symmetry-independent crystallographic sites, 3) determination of the position of the atomic nuclei for the extraction of electron-density distribution by X-N maps, 4) detailed study of the thermal components of the atomic displacement parameters. The low absorption coefficient for neutrons of most materials suitable for the construction of furnaces, cryostats and pressure cells makes neutron scattering a good choice for in situ studies in non-ambient conditions.

ISSN: 0935-1221
EISSN: 1617-4011
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 14
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Single-crystal neutron diffraction
Title: Neutron scattering in mineral and earth sciences
Author(s): Artioli, Gilberto
Author(s): Rinaldi, Romanoeditor
Affiliation: Universita di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Milan, Italy
Affiliation: Universita di Perugia, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Perugia, Italy
Pages: 233-239
Published: 200204
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
References: 61
Accession Number: 2002-027800
Categories: General mineralogy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 200210
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