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Thermal equation of state of cubic boron nitride: Implications for a high-temperature pressure scale

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Original languageEnglish
Article number224114
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume75
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2007

Abstract

The equation of state of cubic boron nitride (cBN) has been determined to a maximum temperature of 3300 K at a simultaneous static pressure of up to more than 70 GPa. Ab initio calculations to 80 GPa and 2000 K have also been performed. Our experimental data can be reconciled with theoretical results and with the known thermal expansion at 1 bar if we assume a small increase in pressure during heating relative to that measured at ambient temperature. The present data combined with the Raman measurements we presented earlier form the basis of a high-temperature pressure scale that is good to at least 3300 K.

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  • DIAMOND-ANVIL CELL, V-T EQUATION, EARTHS MANTLE, GOLD, CALIBRATION, EXPANSION, TRANSFORMATION, PEROVSKITE, PLATINUM, BOUNDARY

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