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Atomic Diffusion in Glasses Studied with Coherent X-Rays

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Vienna, Austria

  • Advances the technical forefront of X-ray scattering methods by showing how atomic diffusion can be measured in glasses

  • Demonstrates with detailed figures the crucial aspects of building a stable sample environment for atomic-resolution measurements


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Manuel Ross
    Pages 1-12
  3. Manuel Ross
    Pages 13-36
  4. Manuel Ross
    Pages 37-54
  5. Manuel Ross
    Pages 55-65
  6. Manuel Ross
    Pages 99-101
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 103-111

About this book


This thesis provides the first successful study of jump diffusion processes in glasses on the atomic scale, utilizing a novel coherent technique. This new method, called atomic-scale X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy or aXPCS, has only recently been proven to be able to capture diffusion processes with atomic resolution in crystal systems.

With this new toolkit for studying atomic diffusion in amorphous systems, new insight into basic processes in a wide range of technically relevant materials, like fast ionic conductors, can be obtained.


Atomic-scale X-ray Photon correlation spectroscopy Coherent X-ray Scattering Detecting atomic diffusion Fast ionic conductors Fast ionic diffusion Lead silicate glass Rubidium borate glass Synchroton study of diffusion in glass XPCS aXPCS

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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