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The Structure Of Molten Nickel Iodide

Wood, N.D., Howe, R.A., Newport, Robert J., Faber, J. (1988) The Structure Of Molten Nickel Iodide. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 21 (4). pp. 669-680. ISSN 0022-3719. (doi:10.1088/0022-3719/21/4/005) (KAR id:16005)


The structure of molten NiI2 has been investigated by measuring the intensity of neutron scatting from isotopically enriched samples. The experiments were undertaken at the Intense Pulsed Neutron source, Argonne, and employed time-of-flight techniques. The three partial structure factors and the corresponding radial distribution functions, relating to Ni-Ni, Ni-I and I-I correlations, have been determined from the experimental data. Aspects of the data analysis peculiar to pulsed sources are described and the detailed structural features of molten NiI2 are presented in the context of other studies of 2:1 molten salts. The importance of iconicity and charge-transfer effects is discussed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1088/0022-3719/21/4/005
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: J.M. Smith
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 1914 16:36 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:54 UTC
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