Pressure-induced transformations of beta -BaZr2F10 and its relationship to glassy BaZr2F10

G. C. Serghiou, R. R. Winters, W. S. Hammack

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X-ray and Raman measurements show that beta -BaZr2F10 becomes disordered at pressures greater than 3.7 GPa at ambient temperature. This transformation occurs via a largely displacive mechanism because the disordering is reversible. Comparisons of glassy BaZr2F10 and the high-pressure states of beta -BaZr2F10 provide structural insight into the medium-range order of ionic glasses. Specifically the authors believe that layers of tightly packed pentagonal bipyramidal units are present in the glass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number009
Pages (from-to)7617-7626
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Issue number37
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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