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Volume 33 Issue 5 November 1989 pp 595-602 Condensed Matter Physics
Inelastic neutron scattering experiments to determine phonon density of states of coherent scattering samples of polycrystalline complex solids are generally intensity-limited and therefore are feasible only at high flux facilities. Phonon density of states of the monoclinic phase of tetracyanoethylene at 300 K, obtained using the medium resolution triple axis spectrometer at the new Indian medium flux reactor Dhruva are reported here. The raw data is converted to the “neutron weighted” phonon density of states by applying suitable corrections. Comparison made with results from a theoretical calculation based on a semirigid molecule model of lattice dynamics is fair. Results from Dhruva are also consistent with that obtained (to be published) at the high flux pulsed neutron source (ISIS) of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in United Kingdom.
Volume 33 Issue 6 December 1989 pp 667-672 Condensed Matter Physics
This paper reports the phase transformation behaviour of tetracyanoethylene (TCNE) under pressure as revealed by AC electrical resistivity, its time evolution and X-ray diffraction studies. An irreversible transformation from monoclinic to cubic phase occurs at 2.1±0.1 GPa and is indicated by a sharp resistivity drop at this pressure. The time evolution of resistivity studies indicate that this transformation occurs via an intermediate phase having resistivity higher than either of the two crystalline phases. Finally, the kinetics of phase transformations obtained by time evolution of resistivity is compared with the X-ray studies on the pressure quenched TCNE.
Volume 33 Issue 6 December 1989 pp 713-719 Condensed Matter Physics
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Volume 40 Issue 4 April 1993 pp 1- Rapid Communication
We propose a gaussian model for the distribution of rotational tunneling lines which constitute the experimentally observed inelastic neutron scattering spectra in the range 0 to 0.6 meV from the mixed system (NH4)
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