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Observation of novel phases during deuteration of lithium nitride from in situ neutron diffraction

Weidner, E, Bull, DJ, Shabalin, I, Keens, S, Telling, MTF and Ross, DK 2007, 'Observation of novel phases during deuteration of lithium nitride from in situ neutron diffraction' , Chemical Physics Letters, 444 , pp. 76-79.

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We report on in situ neutron diffraction measurements during the deuteration of Li3N. A number of novel observations are described: The presence of cubic ‘quasi-imide’ phases with composition-dependent lattice parameters, the identification of Li4ND and the suppression of LiD formation at low deuterium content. On the basis of these observations, it is proposed that the quasi-imide phase is intermediate between Li4ND and Li2ND, having a composition Li2+yND. Charge balance is accomplished in this compound by the inclusion of both, formally, D- and D+, the latter species being present in the imide ion, (ND)2. 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Energy
Schools: Schools
Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Chemical Physics Letters
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0009-2614
Depositing User: Prof D. Keith Ross
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 10:57
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:12
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