Neutron diffraction study of aluminous hydroxide δ-AlOOD

Carine B. Vanpeteghem, A. Sano, K. Komatsu, E. Ohtani, A. Suzuki

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We have determined the position of deuterium atoms in δ-AlOOD by neutron powder diffraction at ambient pressure. As previously reported by theoretical and experimental studies, the deuterium atoms are located in the tunnel formed by the chains of AlO6 octahedra. The data are best fit with the P21nm structure, producing bond lengths of D-O1 of 1.552(2) Å, O2-D of 1.020(2) Å and O1-O2 of 2.571(2). This study confirms that the hydrogen bond is asymmetric at ambient conditions in agreement with recent single-crystal synchrotron study for δ-AlOOH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-661
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics and Chemistry of Minerals
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov


  • Crystal structure
  • Hydrogenbond
  • Neutron diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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