High magnetic field X-ray diffraction study of the α phase of solid oxygen: Absence of giant magnetostriction

Yasuhiro H. Matsuda, Ayumi Shimizu, Akihiko Ikeda, Toshihiro Nomura, Takeshi Yajima, Toshiya Inami, Kohki Takahashi, Tatsuo C. Kobayashi

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High magnetic field X-ray diffraction experiments of solid oxygen have been performed at 10 K using DC magnetic fields of up to 5 T as well as pulsed magnetic fields of up to 25 T. The α phase of oxygen exhibits no magnetostriction greater than Δd/d=10-4 at 5 T, where d and Δd denote a lattice plane spacing and its magnetic field variation, respectively. The Δd/d at higher fields of up to 25 T is found to be smaller than 2×10-3. These results contradict the previously reported giant magnetostriction in the α phase where the volume magnetostriction ΔV/V reaches 10-2 at 7.5 T [K. Katsumata, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 17, L235 (2005)10.1088/0953-8984/17/23/L03].

Original languageEnglish
Article number214105
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Dec 4 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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