Quasielastic neutron scattering study of POSS ligand dynamics

Niina Jalarvo, Madhusudan Tyagi, Michael K. Crawford, B. Frick, M. M. Koza, M. Boehm, H. Mutka
2015 EPJ Web of Conferences  
Polyoligosilsesquioxanes are molecules having cage-like structures composed of silicon and oxygen. These molecules can have a wide variety of functional ligands attached to them. Depending on the nature of the ligand, interesting properties and applications are found. In this work we present results from quasielastic neutron scattering measurements of four different POSS molecules that illustrate the presence of strong coupling between the ligand dynamics and the POSS crystal structures. This
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doi:10.1051/epjconf/20158302007 fatcat:6bsmsvt6tfh7vawfayldfjhdsy