Structural quantum isotope effects in amorphous beryllium hydride

Sujatha Sampath, Kristina M. Lantzky, Chris J. Benmore, Jörg Neuefeind, Joan E. Siewenie, Peter A. Egelstaff, Jeffery L. Yarger

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The structure factors for amorphous BeD2 and BeH2 were determined using synchrotron x-ray and neutron diffraction techniques. It was found that the structure of amorphous BeD2 is comprised of corner-sharing tetrahedra, hence analogous to the amorphous H2O and BeF2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12499-12502
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 15 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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