The structural characteristics of amorphous D2O ice by neutron diffraction

M. R. Chowdhury, J. C. Dore, J. T. Wenzel

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Neutron diffraction measurements have been made at several wavelengths for vapor-deposited D2O ice at 10 K. The observed structure factor exhibits more oscillatory features than corresponding measurements on liquid D2O water, indicating an ammorphous phase which has strong intermolecular spatial correlations. A detailed examination of the data shows that this is strongly influenced by hydrogen-bonding effects and that the local environment for each molecule is very similar to that in crystalline ice. The predictions of Boutron and Alben, based on a continuous random network model, are found to be in excellent agreement with the data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-265
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 3 1982
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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