Original paper

Stability of ß-iron: A new synchrotron X-ray study of heated iron at high pressure

Dubrovinsky, Leonid S.; Saxena, Surenda K.; Lazor, Peter

European Journal of Mineralogy Volume 10 Number 1 (1998), p. 43 - 48

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published: Jan 26, 1998
manuscript accepted: Sep 17, 1997
manuscript received: Jun 14, 1997

DOI: 10.1127/ejm/10/1/0043

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Abstract We have conducted a new study on the stability of the ß-iron phase at high pressure.and temperature. With the X-ray study of the electrically heated iron wire at pressures between 35 and 68 GPa, we are able to demonstrate the reversibility of transforming iron between hexagonal close-packed (HCP) and face-centered cubic (FCC) or double hexagonal close-packed (DHCP) structures. In combination with the available data, the new results indicate a negative pressure and temperature slope of the DHCP-HCP transformation


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