The structure of TiO2-SiO2 sol-gel glasses from neutron diffraction with isotopic substitution of titanium, and 17O and 49Ti solid state NMR with isotopic enrichment
Pickup, David M.
Sowrey, Frank E.
Newport, Robert J.
Gunawidjaja, Philips N.
Drake, Kieran O.
Smith, Mark E.
- Publisher: American Chemical Society
Reveals the power of advanced structural methods in the context of contemporary materials research; this was, at the time, the most detailed study of the atomic-scale structure of a sol-gel glass undertaken. It remains a beacon and has been cited (e.g. in a review by AC Hannon) as an example of what can be achieved when a multidisciplinary approach is taken. In this case, the combination of careful chemistry with cutting-edge physical experimental methods.