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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., 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, in press. DOI: 10.1111/jace.17993 Open Access PDF
Hannon, A. C., Basic concepts of network glass structure, in: Encyclopedia of Glass Science, Technology, History and Culture, Ed. P. Richet, Wiley, 2021, Chapter 2.1, p.129-140. See: Wiley or Amazon.
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., 2021, in press. DOI: 10.1111/jace.18125
Hoppe, U., Ghosh, A., Feller, S., Hannon, A. C., Keen, D. A. & Neuefeind, J., Structural units of binary vanadate glasses by X-ray and neutron diffraction, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 2021, 572, 121120. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2021.121120 Free Access to Article
Hoppe, U., Schöps, A., Hannon, A. C. & Ghosh, A. J. Structure of silver molybdate glasses by X-ray and neutron diffraction Non-Cryst. Solids, 2021, 573, 121143. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2021.121143
Amon, A., Sener, M. E., Rosu-Finsen, A., Hannon, A. C., Slater, B. & Salzmann, C. G., Preparation and structure of the ion-conducting mixed molecular glass Ga2I3.17, Inorg. Chem., 2021, 60, 6319-6326. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c00049
Barrow, N., Packard, M., Vaishnav, S., Wilding, M. C., Bingham, P. A., Hannon, A. C., Appler, M. & Feller, S., MAS-NMR studies of carbonate retention in a very wide range of Na2O-SiO2 glasses, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, 2020, 534, 119958. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2020.119958
Vaishnav, S., Hannon, A. C., Barney, E. R. & Bingham, P. A., Neutron diffraction and Raman studies of the incorporation of sulfate in silicate glasses, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2020, 124, 5409-5424. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b10924 Open Access PDF
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