Pressure-dependent deuterium reaction pathways in the Li-N-D system
Bull, DJ, Weidner, E, Shabalin, I, Telling, MTF, Jewell, CM, Gregory, DH and Ross, DK 2010, 'Pressure-dependent deuterium reaction pathways in the Li-N-D system ' , Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12 , pp. 2089-2097.
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Neutron diffraction data from in situ deuteration and dedeuteration of Li3N are presented under different pressure regimes, whereby reaction pathways differing from the widely reported stoichiometric pathway of Li3N + 2D22Li2ND + LiD + D22LiND2 + 2LiD are observed. At sufficiently high pressures, where the deuterium chemical potential is comparable with the heat of amide formation, the reaction appears to be driven straight to the amide plus deuteride phase mixture. At lower pressures, a cubic phase exhibiting a concentration-dependent variation in lattice parameter is observed. In dedeuteration, two sets of reflections from cubic structures with distinct lattice parameters are observed, both of which exhibit a continual decrease in cell volume. The reaction pathways are discussed in terms of the compositional variation.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > Q Science|
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|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre|
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics|
|Publisher:||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Depositing User:||Prof D. Keith Ross|
|Date Deposited:||25 Nov 2010 18:02|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 12:12|
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