Structure of molten GeSe by neutron diffraction: The Ge coordination environment

I. Petri, P. S. Salmon, H. E. Fischer

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The structures of liquid and solid GeSe are studied by using neutron diffraction. The results for the solid confirm that it undergoes a phase transition from a distorted NaCl-type structure at low temperatures to a regular NaCl-type structure prior to melting. Application of the method of isotopic substitution in neutron diffraction to the liquid at 727(2) °C has allowed the coordination environment of Ge to be investigated. The results are consistent with Ge being essentially fourfold coordinated to 3 Se and 0.8(2) Ge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-409
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Volume250-252 (II)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 10th International Conference on Liquid and Amorphous Metals (LAM-10) - Dortmund, Ger
Duration: 30 Aug 19984 Sept 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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