Local structure of lead halide melts analysed by pulsed neutron diffraction

Y. Iwadate, Y. Seki, K. Fukushima, M. Misawa, T. Fukunaga, K. Itoh, T. Nakazawa, Y. Okamoto, H. Matsuura, A. Kajinami, N. Ohtori, N. Umesaki

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According to the radial distribution analysis of PbCl2 melt through pulsed neutron diffraction (PND), the Cl-coordination numbers around Pb were found to be about 4, corresponding to the peak at r=2.84 Å in the correlation function G(r), and to be about 2 at r=3.40 Å, respectively. These two peaks were thought to form the first coordination shell. On the contrary, the Br-coordination number around Pb was estimated at about 4. Although PbCl2 and PbBr2 have the same crystal structure, the short-range structure of the melts was quite different from each other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-438
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Inorganic compounds
  • C. Neutron scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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