Inelastic X-ray Scattering Studies of Zeolite Amorphisation

G. N. Greaves, F. Kargl, D. Ward, P. Holliman, F. Meneau

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In situ inelastic x-ray scattering (IXS) experiments have been used to probe heterogeneity and deformability in zeolte Y as this thermally collapses to a high density amorphous (HDA) aluminosilicate phase. The Landau-Placzek ratio R{sub LP} falls slowly as amorphisation advances, increasing in the later stages of collapse clearly showing how homogeneity improves non-linearly--behaviour linked closely with the decline in molar volume V{sub Molar}. The Brillouin frequency {omega}{sub Q} also decreases with amorphisation in a similar fashion, signifying a non-uniform decrease in the speed of sound v{sub l}. All of these changes with zeolite amorphisation infer formation of an intermediate low density amorphous (LDA) phase. This low entropy or 'perfect glass' has mechanical properties which are closer to the zeolite rather to the HDA glass--notably a very small value of Poisson's Ratio signifying unusually low resistance to deformation¸2009 American Institute of Physics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conf. Proc. 1092
EditorsR. Magalhaes-Paniago
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-0625-4
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2009


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