Pressure-induced structural transition of CsI and CsBr

Tzuen Luh Huang*, Keith E. Brister, Arthur L. Ruoff

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    A pressure-induced phase transition of CsBr was found by using energy dispersive x-ray diffraction with a synchrotron x-ray source. The cubic phase CsBr was found to undergo transformation to a tetragonal crystal structure under high pressure similar to that recently reported for CsI. We suggest again that macroscopic elastic instability theory provides a possible explanation of this kind of phase transition.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2968-2969
    Number of pages2
    JournalPhysical Review B
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - 1984

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics


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