Diffraction and the study of aqua ions

J. E. Enderby, S. Cummings, G. J. Herdman, G. W. Neilson, P. S. Salmon, N. Skipper

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The method of differences as applied to neutron and X-ray diffraction studies of aqueous solutions is described. It is shown how detailed characterization of aqua ions in solution is made possible by the method; three topics (the comparison between crystal hydrates and concentrated solutions, the transition from the dilute solution regime to that of the molten salt, and the incomplete hydration of cations in solution) are chosen for detailed discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5851-5858
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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