1st Edition

Phase Transformations of Elements Under High Pressure




ISBN 9780849333675
Published November 15, 2004 by CRC Press
390 Pages 84 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

As laboratories replace heavy hydraulic presses and bulky high-pressure chambers with miniature diamond anvils, traditional heaters with laser heating, and continue to improve methods of shock compression, there has been considerable new data obtained from the high-pressure, high-temperature modification of pure elements. The dense metallic modification of elements shows the potential for achieving superconductivity akin to theoretical predictions.

Phase Transformations of Elements Under High Pressure contains the latest theoretical and experimental information on nearly 100 elements, including first-and second-phase transitions, melting lines, crystal structures of stable and metastable phases, stability of polymorphic modifications, and other useful properties and data. It emphasizes features such as changes in the liquid state, amorphization, and metallization, and provides temperature-pressure diagrams for every element. The book also describes the transitions of polymeric forms of fullerene, crystal modifications of elements stable under high pressures, and provides data that confirms their superconducting and magnetic properties.

This handbook will be a lasting reference for scientists in a broad range of disciplines, including solid-state physics, chemistry, crystallography, mineralogy, and materials science.

Table of Contents

Elements Under High Pressure:
Hydrogen
Deuterium
Tritium
Lithium
Sodium
Potassium
Rubidium
Cesium
Beryllium
Magnesium
Calcium
Strontium
Barium
Boron
Aluminium
Gallium
Indium
Thallium
Carbon
Fullerene C60
Fullerene C70
Silicon
Germanium
Tin
Lead
Nitrogen
Phosphorus
Arsenic
Antimony
Bismuth
Oxygen
Sulfur
Selenium
Tellurium
Fluorine
Chlorine
Bromine
Iodine
Helium - 4
Helium - 3
Neon
Argon
Krypton
Xenon
Scandium
Yttrium
Titanium
Zirconium
Hafnium
Vanadium
Niobium
Tantalum
Chromium
Molybdenium
Tungsten
Manganese
Technecium
Rhenium
Iron
Ruthenium
Osmium
Cobalt
Rhodium
Iridium
Nickel
Palladium
Platinum
Copper
Silver
Gold
Zinc
Cadmium
Mercury
Lanthanum
Cerium
Praseodymium
Neodymium
Prometium
Samarium
Europium
Gadolinium
Terbium
Dysprosium
Holmium
Erbium
Thullium
Ytterbium
Lutecium
Actinium
Thorium
Protactinium
Uranium
Neptunium
Plutonium
Americium
Curium
Berkelium
Californium
Crystallographic Data for the High-Pressure Phases of the Elements

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"Phase Transformations is rich in data, including Curie temperatures and super-conducting temperatures… .It is written for researches in solid-state physics, thermodynamics, crystallography, mineralogy, and materials science."
JOM On-line, Jan. 24, 2006