Structural Study of a High Ionic Conductor Rb4Cu16I7.2Cl12.8
The structure of a high ionic conductor Rb4Cu16I7.2Cl12.8 at low temperature has been reinvestigated by use of angle-dispersive neutron powder diffraction. All the diffraction data have been analyzed with integrated software REMEDY consisting of RIETAN-2000 for whole-pattern fitting and MEED for calculating densities of electrons or atomic nuclei by the maximum-entropy method. The resulting nuclear-density maps have reconfirmed that Cu1-Cu2 chains are the main conduction pathways in this material, as previously suggested from the Rietveld analysis of neutron powder diffraction data.
Yvonne Andersson, Eric J. Mittemeijer and Udo Welzel
K. Oikawa et al., "Structural Study of a High Ionic Conductor Rb4Cu16I7.2Cl12.8", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 443-444, pp. 337-340, 2004