Light Metal Hydrides Under Non-Ambient Conditions: Probing Chemistry by Diffraction?

Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)

Abstract

Experimental studies of light metal hydrides under variable pressure and temperature are reviewed with an empahsis on the methodological aspects: collecting good quality powder data, solving new structures, relating different polymorphs in an attempt to reveal phase transition mechanisms and the underlying crystal chemistry. Practical recommendations and examples are given.

Keyword

High pressure synchrotron powder diffraction structure solution hydrogen storage mechanism of phase transition phase diagram 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Swiss-Norwegian Beam Lines at the European Synchrotron Radiation FacilityGrenobleFrance

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