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Title: Neutron Instruments for Research in Coordination Chemistry

Abstract

Here, neutron diffraction and spectroscopies offer unique insight into structures and properties of solids and molecular materials. All neutron instruments located at the various neutron sources are distinct, even if their designs are based on similar principles, and thus, are usually less familiar to the community than commercial X–ray diffractometers and optical spectrometers. Major neutron instruments in the USA, which are open to scientists around the world, and examples of their use in coordination chemistry research are presented here, along with a list of similar instruments at main neutron facilities in other countries. The reader may easily and quickly find from this mini–review an appropriate neutron instrument for research. The instruments include single–crystal and powder diffractometers to determine structures, inelastic neutron scattering (INS) spectrometers to probe magnetic and vibrational excitations, and quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS) spectrometers to study molecular dynamics such as methyl rotation on ligands. Key and unique features of the diffraction and neutron spectroscopies that are relevant to inorganic chemistry are reviewed.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD (United States); Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1484103
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1491766
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2019; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-1948
Publisher:
ChemPubSoc Europe
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Neutron Instruments; Single-Crystal Diffractometers; Powder Diffractometers; Inelastic Neutron Scattering (INS); Quasielastic Neutron Scattering (QENS)

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Xue, Zi-Ling Ben, Ramirez-Cuesta, Anibal J., Brown, Craig M., Calder, Stuart A., Cao, Huibo, Chakoumakos, Bryan C., Daemen, Luke L., Huq, Ashfia, Kolesnikov, Alexander I., Mamontov, Eugene, Podlesnyak, Andrey A., and Wang, Xiaoping. Neutron Instruments for Research in Coordination Chemistry. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/ejic.201801076.
Xue, Zi-Ling Ben, Ramirez-Cuesta, Anibal J., Brown, Craig M., Calder, Stuart A., Cao, Huibo, Chakoumakos, Bryan C., Daemen, Luke L., Huq, Ashfia, Kolesnikov, Alexander I., Mamontov, Eugene, Podlesnyak, Andrey A., & Wang, Xiaoping. Neutron Instruments for Research in Coordination Chemistry. United States. doi:10.1002/ejic.201801076.
Xue, Zi-Ling Ben, Ramirez-Cuesta, Anibal J., Brown, Craig M., Calder, Stuart A., Cao, Huibo, Chakoumakos, Bryan C., Daemen, Luke L., Huq, Ashfia, Kolesnikov, Alexander I., Mamontov, Eugene, Podlesnyak, Andrey A., and Wang, Xiaoping. Sun . "Neutron Instruments for Research in Coordination Chemistry". United States. doi:10.1002/ejic.201801076.
@article{osti_1484103,
title = {Neutron Instruments for Research in Coordination Chemistry},
author = {Xue, Zi-Ling Ben and Ramirez-Cuesta, Anibal J. and Brown, Craig M. and Calder, Stuart A. and Cao, Huibo and Chakoumakos, Bryan C. and Daemen, Luke L. and Huq, Ashfia and Kolesnikov, Alexander I. and Mamontov, Eugene and Podlesnyak, Andrey A. and Wang, Xiaoping},
abstractNote = {Here, neutron diffraction and spectroscopies offer unique insight into structures and properties of solids and molecular materials. All neutron instruments located at the various neutron sources are distinct, even if their designs are based on similar principles, and thus, are usually less familiar to the community than commercial X–ray diffractometers and optical spectrometers. Major neutron instruments in the USA, which are open to scientists around the world, and examples of their use in coordination chemistry research are presented here, along with a list of similar instruments at main neutron facilities in other countries. The reader may easily and quickly find from this mini–review an appropriate neutron instrument for research. The instruments include single–crystal and powder diffractometers to determine structures, inelastic neutron scattering (INS) spectrometers to probe magnetic and vibrational excitations, and quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS) spectrometers to study molecular dynamics such as methyl rotation on ligands. Key and unique features of the diffraction and neutron spectroscopies that are relevant to inorganic chemistry are reviewed.},
doi = {10.1002/ejic.201801076},
journal = {European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry},
number = 8,
volume = 2019,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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