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X-Ray Diffraction Studies of Stable and Supercooled Liquid Gallium


Rodriguez, Sergio Enrique (1964) X-Ray Diffraction Studies of Stable and Supercooled Liquid Gallium. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/ZDWW-TW72.


NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. X-ray diffraction studies of stable and supercooled liquid gallium (m.p. 29.8[degrees]C.) between 0 and 50[degrees]C. show no important dependence of internal structure on temperature. Atomic radial distribution functions were determined for 0, 10, 20, 29.5, 30, 40, and 50[degrees] from diffraction data to S=11[...]. Diffraction data was obtained in reflection geometry with Ag K-alpha radiation, scintillation counter, and pulse-height analyzer. The sample was contained in a sealed plastic cell with transparent walls. A supporting assembly provided temperature control within 0.1[degrees]C. and a transparent plastic X-ray window which permitted visual inspection of the sample surface. Arguments are presented in favor of normalizing scattered intensities to independent scattered intensity at high S values. The method of inversion is based on a single, piecewise polynomial approximation to the scattering function i(S) for each temperature.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Chemical Engineering and Chemistry)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemical Engineering
Minor Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Pings, Cornelius J.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:28 May 1964
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09272002-162252
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ID Code:3802
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Deposited On:30 Sep 2002
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