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$^4$He channelling studies of $U_4O_9$

Abstract : UO2 and U4O9 single crystals were investigated by means of the 4He backscattering/channelling technique and the use of the 3032-keV elastic scattering resonance on 16O. Angular scans obtained for U4O9 were interpreted in the framework of a recently published U4O9 model. It was shown that the U4O9 channelling data can be explained by the aggregation of some O atoms in cuboctahedral clusters, and the displacement of other (U and O) atoms from the UO2-type sites. Basing on the combined use of the channelling technique and Monte Carlo simulations we suggest that the displacements of U atoms from their fluorite sites are larger than those determined by the neutron diffraction analysis.
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F. Garrido, L. Nowicki, A. Stonert, A. Pietraszko, E. Wendler. $^4$He channelling studies of $U_4O_9$. Seventeenth International Conference on Ion Beam Analysis, Jun 2005, Seville, Spain. pp.497-500, ⟨10.1016/j.nimb.2006.03.039⟩. ⟨in2p3-00090037⟩

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