Physics and Chemistry of Minerals

, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 203–214

Phase relations in Fe–Ni–C system at high pressures and temperatures


    • Bayerisches GeoinstitutUniversität Bayreuth
    • SUPA, School of Physics and Centre for Science at Extreme ConditionsThe University of Edinburgh
  • L. S. Dubrovinsky
    • Bayerisches GeoinstitutUniversität Bayreuth
  • N. Miyajima
    • Bayerisches GeoinstitutUniversität Bayreuth
  • C. A. McCammon
    • Bayerisches GeoinstitutUniversität Bayreuth
  • I. Yu. Kantor
    • Bayerisches GeoinstitutUniversität Bayreuth
    • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
  • M. Mezouar
    • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
  • V. B. Prakapenka
    • Center for Advanced Radiation SourcesUniversity of Chicago
  • N. A. Dubrovinskaia
    • Bayerisches GeoinstitutUniversität Bayreuth
    • Institut für GeowissenschaftenUniversität Heidelberg
  • V. Dmitriev
    • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00269-010-0396-x

Cite this article as:
Narygina, O., Dubrovinsky, L.S., Miyajima, N. et al. Phys Chem Minerals (2011) 38: 203. doi:10.1007/s00269-010-0396-x


We performed comparative study of phase relations in Fe1−xNix (0.10 ≤ x ≤ 0.22 atomic fraction) and Fe0.90Ni0.10−xCx (0.1 ≤ x ≤ 0.5 atomic fraction) systems at pressures to 45 GPa and temperatures to 2,600 K using laser-heated diamond anvil cell and large-volume press (LVP) techniques. We show that laser heating of Fe,Ni alloys in DAC even to relatively low temperatures can lead to the contamination of the sample with the carbon coming from diamond anvils, which results in the decomposition of the alloy into iron- and nickel-rich phases. Based on the results of LVP experiments with Fe–Ni–C system (at pressures up to 20 GPa and temperatures to 2,300 K) we demonstrate decrease of carbon solubility in Fe,Ni alloy with pressure.


LH-DACLarge-volume pressMartensitic transformationCarbon solubility in Fe,Ni alloy

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