In order to resolve inconsistencies encountered in published data for SrSO4 , the elasticity and the phase stability of celestite has been studied using thermal diffuse scattering, high pressure powder synchrotron x-ray diffraction, Raman scattering and DFT calculations. The structure of SrSO4 is found to be stable up to 62 GPa at ambient temperature. The preferred values for the components of the elastic stiffness tensor have been determined using x-ray thermal diffuse scattering and arc (in GPa): c(11) = 105, c(22) = 92, c(33) = 114, c(44) = 16, c(55) = 31, c(66) = 26, c(12) = 40, c(13) = 52, c(23) = 37. The preferred value for the bulk modulus is K = 62(2) GPa. This work shows that thermal diffuse scattering collected at two temperatures allows the determination of the full elastic tensor of crystals with low space group symmetry.
|Titolo:||Structural, elastic and vibrational properties of celestite, SrSO4, from synchrotron x-ray diffraction, thermal diffuse scattering and Raman scattering|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |