Nonhydrostatic compression of Gold powder to 60 GPa in a diamond anvil cell: Estimation of compressive strength from X-ray diffraction data

Singh, AK and Liermann, HP and Saxena, SK and Mao, HK and Usha Devi, S (2006) Nonhydrostatic compression of Gold powder to 60 GPa in a diamond anvil cell: Estimation of compressive strength from X-ray diffraction data. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 18 . pp. 969-978. ISSN 0953-8984

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    Abstract

    Two gold powder samples, one with average crystallite size of x2248;30 nm (n-Au) and another with x2248;120 nm (c-Au), were compressed under nonhydrostatic conditions in a diamond anvil cell to different pressures up to x2248;60 GPa and the13; x-ray diffraction patterns recorded. The difference between the axial and radial stress components (a measure of the compressive strength) was estimated from the shifts of the diffraction lines. The maximum micro-stress in the crystallites (another measure of the compressive strength) and grain size (crystallite size) were obtained from analysis of the line-width data. The strengths obtained by13; the two methods agreed well and increased with increasing pressure. Over the entire pressure range, the strength of n-Au was found to be significantly higher than that of 13; c-Au. The grain sizes of both n-Au and c-Au decreased under13; pressure. This decrease was much larger than expected from the compressibility effect and was found to be reversible. An equation derived from the dislocation theory that predicts the dependence of strength on the grain size and the shear modulus was used to interpret the strength data. The strength derived from the published grain size versus hardness data agreed well with the present results.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Institute of Physics Publishing
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Nonhydroststic;Gold powder;Diamond anvil cell;Compression;13; X-ray diffraction
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
    Division/Department: Materials Science Division, Other, Other, Other, Materials Science Division
    Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
    Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:44
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/1900

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