The structure of a zinc metaphosphate glass. A reverse Monte Carlo study

G. Navarra*, Andrea Falqui, G. Piccaluga, G. Pinna

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A combination of six sets of independent experimental data has been used in a reverse Monte Carlo procedure to obtain information about the structure of a zinc metaphosphate glass. The model structural functions have been fitted simultaneously against structural functions obtained from neutron diffraction data, from four X-ray diffraction experiments carried out at different energies, and from an extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy data set. The final model structure is consistent with a description of the vitreous structure made of long phosphate chains, with the zinc ions interposed in between.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4817-4822
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 31 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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