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Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials

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Volume 226, Issue 12


Complex inorganic structures from powder diffraction:case of tetrahydroborates of light metals

Radovan Černý / Yaroslav Filinchuk
  • 1 Université Catholique de Louvain, Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgien
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Published Online: 2011-10-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zkri.2011.1409


Powder diffraction plays a central role in the characterization of light metal tetrahydroborates (borohydrides), novel boron based hydrides recognized as a potential solution for hydrogen storage. Numerous novel BH4 based materials have been investigated during the past few years and this class of materials has a fascinating structural chemistry. We review the powder diffraction methods, problems and solutions which are specific for these weakly diffracting and badly crystallized materials. Examples of highlights and pitfalls of the powder diffraction are given. Complex structures with as many as 55 independent atoms were fully characterized, and P-T phase diagrams accessible from in-situ powder diffraction enable understanding of these ionic crystals with important directional bonding.

Keywords: Powder diffraction; Structure solution; Hydride; Rietveld refinement

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* Correspondence address: Université de Genève, Laboratoire de Cristallographie, 24, quai Ernest-Ansermet, 1211 Genève, Schweiz,

Published Online: 2011-10-12

Published in Print: 2011-12-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Kristallographie Crystalline Materials, Volume 226, Issue 12, Pages 882–891, ISSN (Print) 0044-2968, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zkri.2011.1409.

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