A neutron diffraction study of the structure of evaporated amorphous germanium

G. Etherington, A. C. Wright, J. T. Wenzel, J. C. Dore, J. H. Clarke, R. N. Sinclair

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Abstract

Neutron diffraction techniques have been employed to obtain an accurate, high resolution correlation function for evaporated amorphous Ge. The structure of amorphous Ge is unlike that of any of the related crystalline polymorphs, but is much more accurately described in terms of a tetrahedrally bonded random network. The best fitting random network models, however, all predict too much structure in the correlation function at high r and severa; exhibit too narrow a distribution of bond angles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-289
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Volume48
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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