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Original languageEnglish
Article number012030
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2012


Previous x-ray diffraction studies have reported Eu to transform from the hcp
structure to a new phase, Eu-III, at 18 GPa. Using x-ray powder diffraction we have determined that Eu remains hcp up to 33 GPa, and that the extra peaks that appear at 18 GPa are from an impurity phase with space group R3c. Above 33 GPa the diffraction pattern becomes very much more complex, signalling a transition to a phase with a distorted hcp structure.

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  • condensed matter, structural, mechanical & thermal

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