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Local order and orientational correlations in liquid and crystalline phases of carbon tetrabromide from neutron powder diffraction measurements

Temleitner, László and Pusztai, László (2010) Local order and orientational correlations in liquid and crystalline phases of carbon tetrabromide from neutron powder diffraction measurements. Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 81 (13). p. 134101. ISSN 1098-0121

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Abstract

The liquid, plastic crystalline and ordered crystalline phases of CBr_4 were studied using neutron powder diffraction. The measured total scattering differential cross-sections were modelled by Reverse Monte Carlo simulation techniques (RMC++ and RMCPOW). Following successful simulations, the single crystal diffraction pattern of the plastic phase, as well as partial radial distribution functions and orientational correlations for all the three phases have been calculated from the atomic coordinates ('particle configurations'). The single crystal pattern, calculated from a configuration that had been obtained from modelling the powder pattern, shows identical behavior to the recent single crystal data of Folmer et al. (Phys. Rev. B77, 144205 (2008)). The BrBr partial radial distribution functions of the liquid and plastic crystalline phases are almost the same, while CC correlations clearly display long range ordering in the latter phase. Orientational correlations also suggest strong similarities between liquid and plastic crystalline phases, whereas the monoclinic phase behaves very differently. Orientations of the molecules are distinct in the ordered phase, whereas in the plastic crystal their distribution seems to be isotropic.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QC Physics / fizika > QC06 Physics of condensed matter / szilárdtestfizika
Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD05 Crystallography / kristálytan
Depositing User: László Temleitner
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 16:23
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2013 09:07
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/2112

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