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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.

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...

Hannon, A. C., Basic concepts of network glass structure, in: Encyclopedia of Glass Science, Technology, History and Culture, Ed. P. Richet, Wiley, 2020, in press.

Hannon, A. C., Uwe Hoppe: Neutrons, X-rays and Phosphate Glasses, Phys. Chem. Glasses Eur. J. Glass Sci. Technol. B, 2019, 60, 187-202. DOI: 10.13036/17533562.59.5.014

Hoppe, U., Brow, R. K., Hannon, A. C. & Zimmermann, M. v., Structure of tin phosphate glasses by neutron and X-ray diffraction, J. Non-Cryst. Solids: X, 2019, 2, 100017. DOI: 10.1016/j.nocx.2019.100017

 Chungong, L. F., Isaacs, M. A., Morrell, A. P., Swansbury, L. A., Hannon, A. C., Lee, A. F., Mountjoy, G. & Martin, R. A., Insight into the atomic scale structure of CaF2-CaO-SiO2 glasses using a combination of neutron diffraction, 29Si solid state NMR, high energy X-ray diffraction, FTIR, and XPS, Biomed. Glasses, 2019, 5, 112-123. DOI: 10.1515/bglass-2019-0010

Usuki, T., Bokova, M., Kassem, M., Ohara, K., Hannon, A. C. & Bychkov, E., Dimeric molecular structure of molten gallium trichloride and a hidden evolution toward a possible liquid–liquid transition”, J. Phys. Chem B, 2019, 123, 10260-10266. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b08307

Kassem, M., Bokova, M., Tverjanovich, A. S., Fontanari, D., Le Coq, D., Sokolov, A., Masselin, P., Kohara, S., Usuki, T., Hannon, A. C., Benmore, C. J. & Bychkov, E., Bent HgI2 molecules in the melt and sulfide glasses: Implications for non-linear optics, Chem. Mater., 2019, 31, 4103-4112. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00860

Patel, U., Macri-Pellizzeri, L., Zakir Hossain, K. M., Scammell, B. E., Grant, D. M., Scotchford, C. A., Hannon, A. C., Kennedy, A. R., Barney, E. R., Ahmed, I. & Sottile, V., In vitro cellular testing of strontium/calcium substituted phosphate glass discs and microspheres shows potential for bone regeneration, J. Tissue Eng. Regen. M., 2019, 13, 1-10. DOI: 10.1002/term.2796

Itoh, K., Yoshioka, Y., Barney, E. R. & Hannon, A. C., Free volume distribution and structural inhomogeneity in Ni50V50 amorphous alloy, J. Alloys Comp., 2019, 770, 350-355. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.08.148  Free PDF

d'Ambrumenil, S., Zbiri, M., Chippindale, A. M., Hibble, S. J., Marelli, E. & Hannon, A. C., Lattice dynamics and negative thermal expansion in the framework compound ZnNi(CN)4 with two-dimensional and three-dimensional local environments, Phys. Rev. B, 2019, 99, 024309. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.99.024309

Paterson, A. L., Hannon, A. C., Werner-Zwanziger, U. & Zwanziger, J. W., Structural differences between the glass and crystal phases of LaBGeO5: Neutron diffraction and NMR spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122, 20963-20980. DOI: 10.1107/S1600576718006064 

Hannon, A. C., Gibbs, A. S. & Takagi, H., Neutron scattering length determination by means of total scattering, J. Appl. Cryst., 2018, 51, 854–866. DOI: 10.1107/S1600576718006064  PDF