Elucidation of zeolite microstructure by synchrotron X-ray diffuse scattering

B. J. Campbell*, T. R. Welberry, R. W. Broach, Hawoong Hong, A. K. Cheetham

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    Single-crystal diffuse scattering measurements can now rapidly probe the three-dimensional structure of subtle defects in microporous framework materials. Diffuse scattering data from natural mordenite crystals are shown to exhibit a complex distribution of weak features which have been mapped out using a synchrotron X-ray source and a CCD detector. Comparison with computer-simulated diffuse scattering patterns yields a detailed three-dimensional columnar defect structure and reveals that roughly one third of the mordenite's columnar defects cooperate to form a block-mosaic pattern of {110} stacking faults.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)187-192
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004


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