Pressure-Induced Structural Phase Transitions in Solid Xenon

A. P. Jephcoat, H. K. Mao, L. W. Finger, D. E. Cox, R. J. Hemley, C. S. Zha

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Abstract

Pressure-induced structural phase transitions have been observed in solid xenon by high-pressure x-ray diffraction methods up to 137 GPa (1.37 Mbar). The face-centered cubic structure is unstable above 14 GPa and transforms to an intermediate, close-packed phase. Above 75 GPa a further transition takes place to the hexagonal close-packed structure which remains stable to at least 137 GPa. At this pressure, where V=10.5 0.2 cm3/mol (VV01=0.30), there is no evidence for band-gap closure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2670-2673
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume59
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1987

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    Jephcoat, A. P., Mao, H. K., Finger, L. W., Cox, D. E., Hemley, R. J., & Zha, C. S. (1987). Pressure-Induced Structural Phase Transitions in Solid Xenon. Physical Review Letters, 59(23), 2670-2673. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.59.2670