A neutron diffraction study on the structure of molten GeSe2: The Ge coordination environment

I. T. Penfold, P. S. Salmon

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The first-order difference method of neutron diffraction is applied to molten GeSe2 at 784+or-3 degrees C. The results show that Ge correlations contribute to the first sharp diffraction peak of the total structure factor, give a nearest-neighbour distance rGeSe=2.40+or-0. 02 AA and give an average coordination number of 3.7+or-0.2 selenium atoms around a germanium atom.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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