Estimation of force constants of Al from diffuse neutron scattering measurement

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The Physical Society of Japan
Neutron diffraction measurement of an aluminum powder sample at 290 K was carried out at the high resolution powder diffractometer installed at JRR-3. Broad oscillations of the diffuse scattering intensity were observed and explained by the correlation effects among the thermal displacements of atoms. The interatomic force constants were determined from the correlation effects using a newly introduced equation. The derived force constants and the crystal structure of Al were used to estimate the phonon dispersion relations, phonon density of states, and specific heat by computer simulation. The calculated phonon dispersion relations and specific heat of Al are similar to those obtained from inelastic neutron scattering and specific heat measurements, respectively.© 2014, The Physical Society of Japan.
Neutron diffraction, Aluminium, Oscillations, Atoms, Phonons, Crystal structure
Makhsun, Hashimoto, T., Sakuma, T., Takahashi, H., Kamishima, O., Igawa, N., & Danilkin, S. A. (2014). Estimation of force constants of Al from diffuse neutron scattering measurement. Journal of the Physical Society of Japan, 83(7), 074602. doi:10.7566/jpsj.83.074602