Neutron vibrational spectroscopy: The use of hydrogen as a structural and dynamical probe

J. Eckert

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Abstract

The large incoherent scattering cross-section of hydrogen combined with an exact knowledge of the form of the scattering function can be utilized in neutron spectroscopic experiments to study local structural environments as well as interaction strengths. An important application of this technique is to focus on a particular hydrogen atom, or hydrogenous molecular group in the material, mainly by employing isotopic substition. Hydrogen is thereby used as local probe of structure as well as dynamics. Examples include: site geometry and occupancy in metal hydrides, potential well geometry of hydrogen-metal complexes and hydrogen-bonded systems, and dynamical coupling in linear chain hydrogen-bonded materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica B+C
Volume136
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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