An Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Diffraction Study of Monoclinic Eu2O3 under Pressure

G. Chen*, J. R. Peterson, K. E. Brister

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    The phase behavior of monoclinic (B-type) Eu2O3 under pressure in a diamond anvil cell was studied at room temperature by energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source. The bulk modulus (B0) of B-type Eu2O3, derived from the compression curve obtained, was 140 GPa. A pressure-induced phase transition from the monoclinic to the hexagonal (A-type) crystal structure was observed at about 4.7 GPa. The fractional volume change, ΔV/V, under this transition pressure was approximately -2%.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)437-439
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Aug 1994

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Materials Chemistry


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