Oriented n-alkanes in urea-d4 inclusion complexes for inelastic neutron scattering vibrational studies

B. S. Hudson

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Crystalline urea inclusion complexes (UIC) formed with urea-d4 and hexadecane are used to orient the n-alkane relative to a neutron beam for inelastic neutron scattering studies. Deuteration of the host lattice makes it nearly transparent for neutron studies. Comparison of the results for UIC orientation parallel and perpendicular to the neutron beam permits separation of the low frequency vibrational spectrum into those vibrations that are parallel to the alkane long axis and those perpendicular to the long axis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)423-432
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology, Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
StatePublished - 2001
Event14th International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State (ICOSS XIV) - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 25 1999Jul 30 1999


  • Inelastic neutron scattering
  • Urea inclusion compounds
  • Vibrational spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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