Electron Diffraction Study of Supersonically Generated Clusters

  • Yael Z. Barshad
  • Lawrence S. Barteil


Clusters of cyclopropane, n-butane, octafluorocyclobutane, neopentane, and hexafluorobenzene were produced in flows with neon carrier gas through a Laval nozzle. All gave liquid-like diffraction patterns except for C4F8 which gave Debye-Scherrer rings corresponding to 90 Â crystals. The algorithm RISM accounted qualitatively but not quantitatively for the structures of the liquid-like clusters, perhaps because the clusters are too cold and dense for the approximations in RISM to be satisfied.


Structure Function Laval Nozzle Electron Diffraction Study Crystalline Cluster Molecular Fluid 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yael Z. Barshad
    • 1
  • Lawrence S. Barteil
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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