J. Appl. Cryst. (2014). 47, 701-711 [ doi:10.1107/S1600576714002192 ]
Abstract: The high-temperature phase transition of LuF[SeO3] has been characterized by time-resolved high-resolution synchrotron powder diffraction. On heating, a second-order structural phase transition was found at 393 K, while on cooling the same phase transition occurs at 371 K, showing a large hysteresis typical for a first-order phase transition. Detailed analysis using sequential and parametric whole powder pattern fitting revealed that the coupling between the strain and the displacive order parameter determines the behaviour of the material during the phase transition. Different possible coupling mechanisms have been evaluated and the most probable rationalized.
Keywords: phase transitions; synchrotron powder diffraction; strain; displacive order parameter.
Portable Document Format (PDF) file (1888.5 kbytes)
To open or display or play some files, you may need to set your browser up to use the appropriate software. See the full list of file types for an explanation of the different file types and their related mime types and, where available links to sites from where the appropriate software may be obtained.
The download button will force most browsers to prompt for a file name to store the data on your hard disk.
Where possible, images are represented by thumbnails.
Copyright © International Union of Crystallography