Hysteresis in the high pressure transformation of bcc- to hcp-iron

R. D. Taylor, M. P. Pasternak, R. Jeanloz

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The α-Fe/ε-Fe phase transformation has been studied by the Mössbauer effect of 57Fe in a diamond anvil cell at hydrostatic pressures up to 24 GPa. The α/ε composition is easily derived as a function of intermediate pressure. For rising pressures the transition onset is about 9 GPa and half of the α-Fe is converted to ε-Fe by 15 GPa; for lowering pressures half of the ε-Fe is converted to α-Fe by 9 GPa. The transition pressures, widths, and hysteresis widths are compared to those obtained by other techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6126-6128
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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