Room-temperature angle-dispersive X-ray diffraction measurements on zircon-type NdVO4 and monazite-type LaVO4 were performed in a diamond-anvil cell up to 12 GPa. In NdVO4, we found evidence for a non-reversible pressure-induced structural phase transition from zircon to a monazite-type structure at 6.5 GPa. Monazite-type LaVO4 also exhibits a phase transition but at 8.6 GPa. In this case the transition is reversible and isomorphic. In both compounds the pressure induced transitions involve a large volume collapse. Finally, the equations of state and axial compressibilities for the low-pressure phases are also determined.

In situ high-pressure synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of the structural stability in NdVO4 and LaVO4

BETTINELLI, Marco Giovanni
2014

Abstract

Room-temperature angle-dispersive X-ray diffraction measurements on zircon-type NdVO4 and monazite-type LaVO4 were performed in a diamond-anvil cell up to 12 GPa. In NdVO4, we found evidence for a non-reversible pressure-induced structural phase transition from zircon to a monazite-type structure at 6.5 GPa. Monazite-type LaVO4 also exhibits a phase transition but at 8.6 GPa. In this case the transition is reversible and isomorphic. In both compounds the pressure induced transitions involve a large volume collapse. Finally, the equations of state and axial compressibilities for the low-pressure phases are also determined.
Ceramics; High-pressure; X-ray diffraction
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