Structural Studies of Inorganic Materials
The structure of inorganic materials is a very important field for small-angle scattering application from both fundamental and applied aspects. Inhomogeneities of submicron sizes (101–104 Å), which can be identified by the small-angle scattering technique, exist or develop in many classes of inorganic substances in response to various impacts. The inhomogeneities are represented by, for example, defect agglomerates in single crystals, phase separations in crystalline and amorphous systems, particles and pores in powders and ceramics, and high-density clusters and statistical fluctuations in glasses and liquids. The size and distribution pattern of inhomogeneities exercise noticeable influence on the physical properties of inorganic materials.
KeywordsForm Factor Phase Separation Inorganic Material Spinodal Decomposition Concentration Fluctuation
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