The Structure of Amorphous Platinum Disulfide as Studied by Anomalous X-ray Scattering

Masatoshi Saito, Makoto Wakeshima, Nobuaki Sato, Takeo Fujino, Yoshio Waseda, Eüchiro Matsubara, K. Thomas Jacob

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Anomalous X-ray scattering (AXS) has been applied to study the structure of amorphous platinum disulfide, Pt1-xS2, prepared by the precipitation process. The local atomic arrangement in amorphous Pt1-xS2 was determined by the least-squares variational method so as to reproduce the experimental differential interference function at the Pt LIIIabsorption edge by the AXS method as well as the ordinary interference function by Mo Kα. The structural unit in amorphous Pt1-xS2is found to be a PtS6octahedron, similar to that in crystalline PtS2. These octahedra share both their corners and edges, while only edge-sharing linkages occur in crystalline PtS2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1031-1036
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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