Crystal structures of C 3 N 6 H 6 under high pressure

H. A. Ma, X. Jia, Q. L. Cui, Y. W. Pan, P. W. Zhu, B. B. Liu, H. J. Liu, X. C. Wang, J. Liu, G. T. Zou

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In situ high-pressure energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction (EDXRD) experiments on melamine (C 3 N 6 H 6 ) have been carried out using diamond anvil cell (DAC) with synchrotron radiation source. In the pressure range from ambient pressure up to 14.7 GPa, two pressure-induced structure phase transitions, from monoclinic to triclinic structure at about 1.3 GPa and from triclinic to orthorhombic structure at about 8.2 GPa, are observed. The crystal structures of melamine at different pressures are built by using Materials Studio (MS) based on the principle of energy minimization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-672
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 24
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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