Diffraction and Mössbauer Spectroscopic Characterization of Mixed Metal Oxides

  • Frank J. Berry


The commercially attractive properties of mixed metal oxides range from their development as catalysts for the selective oxidation of hydrocarbons to more recent applications such as their potential use as high temperature superconductors. Although the importance of this class of materials has been known for many years, it is only in the relatively recent past that their fundamental properties have become the subject of elucidation. These recent studies have been made possible by the development of techniques capable of examining fundamental structural, chemical, physical, and surface properties. In this chapter the use of x-ray- and neutron-powder diffraction, electron diffraction, and Mössbauer spectroscopy for the characterization of some chemical, physical, and structural properties of mixed metal oxides with potential use in industrial and technological applications is outlined.


Mossbauer Spectroscopy Zero Field Cool Mixed Metal Oxide Neutron Powder Diffraction Mossbauer Spectrum 
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  • Frank J. Berry
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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