Short range order

Short range order refers to the regular and predictable arrangement of atoms over a short distance, usually with one or two atom spacings. However, this regularity does not persist over a long distance.[1] Examples of materials with short range order include amorphous materials such as wax, glass and liquids[2] as well as the collagen fibrils of the stroma in the cornea.[3]

Besides ordering of atoms, short-range ordering of vacancies are also possible. Example of systems with short-range ordering of oxygen-vacancies include oxygen-deficient stoichiometries of the superconductors YBa2Cu2O7−δ, Nd2−xCexCuO4−y; as well as perovskites and novel bismuth sillenites.[4][5][6][7][8]

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  4. Becerro, Ana I., et al. "The transition from short-range to long-range ordering of oxygen vacancies in CaFe_x Ti_1-x O 3− x/2 perovskites." Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2.17 (2000): 3933-3941.
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  8. Scurti, Craig A., et al. "Electron diffraction study of the sillenites Bi12SiO20, Bi25FeO39 and Bi25InO39: Evidence of short-range ordering of oxygen-vacancies in the trivalent sillenites." AIP Advances 4.8 (2014): 087125. |
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