Lattice strains in gold and rhenium under non-hydrostatic compression

Thomas S. Duffy, G. Shen, D. L. Heinz, Y. Ma, R. J. Hemley, H. K. Mao, A. K. Singh

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Lattice strains have been measured as a function of the angle, ψ, from the diamond cell stress axis in a sample of gold and rhenium at pressures of 15-37 GPa. Experiments were conducted using X-ray transparent gaskets made from beryllium. The differential stresses supported by gold and rhenium have been characterized to 37 GPa. It is also shown that proper choice of the diffraction geometry allows recovery of a quasi-hydrostatic compression curve under these highly non-hydrostatic conditions. X-ray elastic moduli have also been determined, and while good agreement with previous data is achieved for gold, there is a large discrepancy between the present results and extrapolated ultrasonic data for rhenium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Dec 2 1997Dec 4 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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