Dr Ross Piltz

Project Leader: Image Plate as Neutron Detectors
Phone - +61 2 9717 3607
Ross Piltz 180 x 180


Role at ANSTO



Dr Ross Piltz is an expert in single-crystal neutron diffraction with more than 25 years experience in the field. He commissioned the Koala instrument and wrote the data analysis suite, LaueG, for the accurate analysis of data from it. His publications often reflect his background in Physics and Materials. He has over 1000 citations and 60 publications.

In 2014 he received the ANBUG Award for Outstanding Research "In recognition of his contributions to advancing single-crystal neutron diffraction in Australia.



Selected publications

Neutron Scattering Studies On The Formation And Decomposition Of Gas Hydrates Near The Ice Point Klapproth, A., et al. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (2011) http://www.pet.hw.ac.uk/icgh7/papers/icgh2011Final00725.pdf


Accurate data analysis for the Koala and VIVALDI neutron Laue diffractometers Piltz, RO. Acta Cryst. A 67,C155 (2011) http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S010876731109619X


Scrutinizing negative thermal expansion in MOF-5 by scattering techniques and ab initio calculations Lock, N; et al. Dalton Trans. 42, 1996-2007 (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2dt31491f

Molecular Origins of the High-Performance Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility in a Phenolic Polyene Chromophore: Electron Density Distributions, Hydrogen Bonding, and ab Initio Calculations Lin, T-C; et al. J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 9416-9430 (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp400648q

Combined X-ray and neutron diffraction study of vacancies and disorder in the dimorphic clathrate Ba8Ga16Sn30 of type I and VIII Christensen, S; et al. Dalton Trans. 42, 14766-14775 (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3DT51328A


A combined single crystal neutron/X-ray diffraction and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance study of the hybrid perovskites CH3NH3PbX3 (X = I, Br and Cl) Baikie, T; et al. J. Mater. Chem. A 3, 9298-9307 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5TA01125F


Magnetic structure and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in the S=1/2 helical-honeycomb antiferromagnet α-Cu2V2O7 Gitgeatpong, G; et al. Phys. Rev. B 92, 024423 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.92.024423

Type II Bi(1-x)WxO(1.5+1.5x): a (3+3)-dimensional commensurate modulation that stabilizes the fast-ion conducting delta phase of bismuth oxide Wind, J; et al. Acta Cryst. B 71, 679-687 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S2052520615018351

Achirality in the low temperature structure and lattice modes of tris(acetylacetonate)iron(III) Ellis, TK; et al. Dalton Trans. 45, 8278-8283 (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C6DT00517A

Interstitial Oxide Ion Distribution and Transport Mechanism in Aluminum-Doped Neodymium Silicate Apatite Electrolytes An, T; et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 4468-4483 (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.5b13409