Neutron Diffraction Studies of Ices and Ice Mixtures

  • J. S. Loveday
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Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 140)


The ices are model systems for the study of weak interactions — most notably the hydrogen bond — which are applicable to fields as diverse as biology and planetary modelling. High-pressure studies provide a powerful means to access the density dependence of the interactions but prior to 1990 it was not possible to determine accurately the location of the hydrogen atoms at high-pressure because neutron diffraction was generally limited to pressures below 3 GPa. This chapter describes highpressure neutron diffraction studies of a range of ices and the new information that these studies have provided.


Methane Hydrate Neutron Diffraction Hydrogen Sulphide Pulse Neutron Large Cage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Loveday
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Physics and Centre for Science at Extreme ConditionsThe University of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.James Clerk Maxwell BuildingEdinburghUK

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