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Structural Phase Transitions on AgCuS Stromeyerite Mineral under Compression.
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PMID:  23244465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The structural behavior of mineral Stromeyerite, AgCuS, has been studied by means of angle-dispersive X-ray diffraction measurements up to 13 GPa and ab initio total-energy calculations. Two high-pressure phase transitions are found at 1.4 and 5.7 GPa, from the initial distorted Ni(2)In-type phase (AuRbS-type, RP, space group Cmc2(1)) through an anti-PbClF-type phase (HP1, space group P4/nmm) to a monoclinic distortion of this latter phase (HP2, space group P2(1)/m). The collapse of the metal-metal interatomic distances at the RP-HP1 transition suggests a stronger metallic behavior of the high-pressure phase. The compressibility of the lattice parameters and the equation of state of the first pressure-induced phase have been experimentally determined. First-principles calculations present an overall agreement with the experimental results in terms of the high-pressure sequence and provide chemical insight into the AgCuS behavior under hydrostatic pressure.
Authors:
D Santamaria-Perez; A Morales-Garcia; D Martinez-Garcia; B Garcia-Domene; C Mühle; M Jansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Inorganic chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-510X     ISO Abbreviation:  Inorg Chem     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0366543     Medline TA:  Inorg Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Departamento de Química-Física I, Universidad Complutense de Madrid , Avenida Complutense s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain.
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