Hot-stage transmission electron microscopy study of phase transformations in hexacelsian (BaAl2Si2O8)

Zhengkui Xu, James L. Shull, Waltraud M. Kriven

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Abstract

Phase transformations in synthetic hexacelsian were investigated by hot-stage transmission electron microscopy. A second phase transformation from an orthorhombic to hexagonal structure was identified in the synthetic hexacelsian at approximately 700°C. The hexacelsian was found to exhibit a sequence of phase transformations on heating of hexagonal (P63/mcm)-orthorhombic (Immm)-hexagonal (P6/mmm). Antiphase domain boundaries, which were observed in P63/mcm and Immm phases, were absent in the P6/mmm phase. Crystal symmetries of the three phases were determined by convergent beam electron diffraction, and space group symmetries were derived by comparison of experimental selected area electron diffraction patterns with computer-simulated patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1287-1297
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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