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I am an authority on the structure of glasses and other disordered materials, and an expert in the study of atomic structure by neutron diffraction. I am employed at the ISIS Facility, which is a neutron source located in Oxfordshire in the UK. I work as an instrument scientist on the GEM (GEneral Materials) diffractometer, and I am responsible for its scientific programme in disordered materials.
I was recently awarded the Ross Coffin Purdy Award of the American Ceramic Society for the following paper:
Hannon, A. C., Vaishnav, S., Alderman, O. L. G. & Bingham, P. A., The structure of sodium silicate glass from neutron diffraction and modelling of oxygen-oxygen correlations, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2021, 104, 6155-6171. DOI: 10.1111/jace.17993 Open Access PDF
The following publication describes my main area of expertise...
Hannon, A. C., Neutron diffraction techniques for structural studies of glasses, Chapter 5 in: Modern glass characterization, Ed. M. Affatigato, Wiley, New York, 2015. See: Wiley or Amazon.
Here are my most recent publications...
Zhu, F., Bowron, D. T., Gärtner, S., Fang, C., Zhou, Y., Liu, H. & Hannon, A. C. Structural analysis of potassium borate solutions, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2023, 25, 12207-12219. DOI: 10.1039/D2CP05331D
Pethes, I., Jóvári, P., Michalik, S., Wagner, T., Prokop, V., Kaban, I., Száraz, D., Hannon, A. & Krbal, M. Short range order and topology of binary Ge-S glasses, J. Alloys Comp., 2023, 936, 168170. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2022.168170
Gammond, L. V. D., Mendes Da Silva, R., Zeidler, A., Mohammadi, H., Youngman, R. E., Aitken, B. G., Florian, P., Neuville, D. R., Hennet, L., Fischer, H. E., Hannon, A. C., Benmore, C. J. & Salmon, P. S. Structure and related properties of amorphous magnesium aluminosilicates, Phys. Rev. Mater., 2022, 6, 125603. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.6.125603
Wang, Y. X., Wang, G. G., Bowron, D. T., Zhu, F. Y., Hannon, A. C., Zhou, Y. Q., Liu, X. & Shi, G. S. Unveiling the structure of aqueous magnesium nitrate solutions by combining X-ray diffraction and theoretical calculations, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2022, 24, 22939-22949. DOI: 10.1039/d2cp01828d
Hoppe, U., Saitoh, A., Shimizu, T., Tricot, G. & Hannon, A. C. Properties and structure of ternary BaO−SnO−P2O5 glasses, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 2022, 597, 121909. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2022.121909
Zaiter, R., Kassem, M., Fontanari, D., Sokolov, A., Usuki, T., Bokova, M., Hannon, A. C., Benmore, C. J., Cousin, F., Ozheredov, I. & Bychkov, E., Unexpected role of metal halides in a chalcogenide glass network, Materials & Design, 2022, 216, 110547. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2022.110547
Hoppe, U., Schöps, A., Hannon, A. C., Barz, A. & Stachel, D., Structure of binary antimony phosphate glasses by diffraction methods, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 2022, 583, 121476. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2022.121476
Alderman, O. L. G., Hannon, A. C., Holland, D., Dupree, R., Lehr, G., Vitale, A. & Feller, S., Lead silicate glass structure: New insights from diffraction and modelling of probable lone pair locations, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2022, 105, 938-957. DOI: 10.1111/jace.18125
Alderman, O. L. G., Hannon, A. C., Holland, D., Dupree, R. & Feller, S., Structural origin of the weak germanate anomaly in lead germanate glass properties, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2022, 105, 1010-1030. DOI: 10.1111/jace.18166
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