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Molecular-dynamics-derived numerical probability density functions (PDFs) have been used to illustrate the effect of different models for thermal motion on the parameters refined in a crystal structure determination. Specifically, anharmonic curved or asymmetric PDFs have been modelled using the traditional harmonic approximation and the anharmonic… (More)
Table S1 Nozzle-to-plate distances (mm), sample and nozzle temperatures (K), weighting functions (Å –1), correlation parameters, scale factors and electron wavelengths (pm) used in the electron diffraction study of Al(Bu t) 3 , 1, and Ga(Bu t) 3 , 2.
Plane-wave density functional theory has been applied in a novel way to help interpret the molecular crystal structure disorder observed in the orthorhombic zigzag phase of plumbocene, Pb(C5H5)2. A crystal lattice comprising uniformly staggered C5H5 rings was found to be lower in energy by 2.8 kJ mol-1 per unit cell, compared to a uniformly eclipsed packing… (More)
We present a first principles static and dynamical study of the transition metal hydride series MH4L3 (M = Fe, Ru and Os; L = NH3, PH3 and PF3), with a view to arriving at an understanding of how the variation in the electronic properties of the metal sites and ligands can influence the dynamics of the resulting complexes. A broad range of behaviour was… (More)
Whilst many metal-organic frameworks possess the chemical stability needed to be used as functional materials, they often lack the physical strength required for industrial applications. Herein, we have investigated the mechanical properties of two UiO-topology Zr-MOFs, the planar UiO-67 ([Zr6O4(OH)4 (bpdc)6], bpdc: 4,4'-biphenyl dicarboxylate) and UiO-abdc… (More)
Proton conduction is a fundamental process in biology and in devices such as proton exchange membrane fuel cells. To maximize proton conduction, three-dimensional conduction pathways are preferred over one-dimensional pathways, which prevent conduction in two dimensions. Many crystalline porous solids to date show one-dimensional proton conduction. Here we… (More)
The crystal structure of L-serine has been determined at room temperature at pressures between 0.3 and 4.8 GPa. The structure of this phase (hereafter termed L-serine-I), which consists of the molecules in their zwitterionic tautomer, is orthorhombic, space group P212121. The least compressible cell dimension (c), corresponds to chains of head-to-tail… (More)