X-ray and Neutron Scattering Studies of Superionics

  • C. R. A. Catlow
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 199)


X-ray and neutron scattering techniques play a central role in current materials science research. The importance of crystallographic studies using Bragg scattering of X-rays and neutrons is obvious; but elastic diffuse scattering is also a valuable technique in the study of disordered materials. Moreover, inelastic scattering of neutrons yields unique information on the dynamics of the system studied. In the present chapter we review these techniques with emphasis on their application to superionics. We will consider first a number of comparative issues in the field of diffraction: these issues will relate to the types of samples and types of sources that are used in contemporary studies. We consider next a number of problems relating to analysis of diffraction data on high temperature materials, which we follow by a discussion of diffuse scattering and the information which we can derive from such data. We then describe a range of applications of Bragg and diffuse scattering to the study of structural properties of superionics.


Bragg Peak Diffuse Scattering Neutron Diffraction Study Single Crystal Study Superionic Phase 
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  • C. R. A. Catlow
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of KeeleKeele, StaffsUK

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