Crystal grain growth during phase transformation in cerium metal at high pressure

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  • Crystal structures and orientation effects in cerium (Ce) metal were investigated in the pressure range of 028 GPa by high-resolution synchrotron x-ray diffraction using image plate technique with a diamond-anvil cell. We observe crystal grain growth during the phase transformations to -uranium structure both during compression and decompression cycle. We offer explanation for the long-standing controversy on the intermediate phases and attribute various crystal structure proposals to low-resolution and orientation effects. This crystal grain growth during phase transformation in Ce at high pressure and ambient temperature is an unusual phenomenon among metals. © 1995 The American Physical Society.
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  • Gu G; Vohra YK; Brister KE
  • Start Page

  • 9107
  • End Page

  • 9110
  • Volume

  • 52
  • Issue

  • 13