Physics and Chemistry of Minerals

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 129–136

The stability and equation of state for the cotunnite phase of TiO2 up to 70 GPa

Authors

    • The Institute for Solid State PhysicsThe University of Tokyo
  • Asa Shimizu
    • The Institute for Solid State PhysicsThe University of Tokyo
  • Ritsuko Nakahira
    • The Institute for Solid State PhysicsThe University of Tokyo
  • Ken Niwa
    • Department of Materials Science and EngineeringNagoya University
  • Asami Sano-Furukawa
    • Quantum Beam Science DirectorateJapan Atomic Energy Agency
  • Taku Okada
    • The Institute for Solid State PhysicsThe University of Tokyo
  • Takehiko Yagi
    • The Institute for Solid State PhysicsThe University of Tokyo
  • Takumi Kikegawa
    • Photon FactoryHigh Energy Accelerator Research Organization
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00269-009-0316-0

Cite this article as:
Nishio-Hamane, D., Shimizu, A., Nakahira, R. et al. Phys Chem Minerals (2010) 37: 129. doi:10.1007/s00269-009-0316-0

Abstract

The stability and equation of state for the cotunnite phase in TiO2 were investigated up to a pressure of about 70 GPa by high-pressure in situ X-ray diffraction measurements using a laser-heated diamond anvil cell. The transition sequence under high pressure was rutile → α-PbO2 phase → baddeleyite phase → OI phase → cotunnite phase with increasing pressure. The cotunnite phase was the most stable phase at pressures from 40 GPa to at least 70 GPa. The equation of state parameters for the cotunnite phase were established on the platinum scale using the volume data at pressures of 37–68 GPa after laser annealing, in which the St value, an indicator of the magnitude of the uniaxial stress component in the samples, indicates that these measurements were performed under quasi-hydrostatic conditions. The third-order Birch-Murnaghan equation of state at K0′ = 4.25 yields V0 = 15.14(5) cm3/mol and K0 = 294(9), and the second-order Birch-Murnaghan equation of state yields V0 = 15.11(5) cm3/mol and K0 = 306(9). Therefore, we conclude that the bulk modulus for the cotunnite phase is not comparable to that of diamond.

Keywords

TiO2CotunniteFluoritePhase relationEquation of stateHigh pressure

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