The Mystery of the AuIn 1:1 Phase and Its Incommensurate Structural Variations
In this communication, the AuIn 1:1 phase ( Naturwissenschaften, 1953, 40, 437, DOI: 10.1007/BF00590353), and its ordering behavior at various temperatures is investigated. To enable the growth of a X-ray suitable specimen, a tempering routine was established by the interpretation of a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) study. In this way, good quality single crystals were grown and measured at the Crystal beamline at Synchrotron SOLEIL. From the acquired data, three variations of this structure could be found at temperatures of 400 °C and 300 °C and room temperature, with differing degrees of incommensurate modulation. Diffuse scattering found at 400 °C was interpreted with the help of a three-dimensional difference pair distribution function (3D-ΔPDF) study.
Folkers, Laura C., Arkadiy Simonov, Fei Wang, and Sven Lidin. "The mystery of the auin 1: 1 phase and its incommensurate structural variations." Inorganic chemistry 57, no. 5 (2018): 2791-2796.