Hysteresis in the β–α phase transition in silver iodide

  • Binner J. G. P. 
  • Dimitrakis G. 
  • Price D. M. 
  • Reading M. 
  • Vaidhyanathan B. 


The nature of the β to α phase transition in silver iodide was investigated by conventional and modulated temperature DSC and dielectric property measurements. On cooling, the high temperature phase remained stable 2.5°C below its normal transition temperature even at a very slow cooling rate 0.2°C h–1. Dielectric property measurements under conventional and microwave heating suggested an anomalous effect of the latter on the β to α phase transition in this material.


AgI dielectric properties microwave effect phase transition temperature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Binner J. G. P. 
    • 1
  • Dimitrakis G. 
    • 2
  • Price D. M. 
    • 1
  • Reading M. 
    • 3
  • Vaidhyanathan B. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials EngineeringLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNottingham UniversityNottinghamUK
  3. 3.Department of Chemical Sciences and PharmacyUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

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