Local structure and effective pair potential of rock-salt type and disordered rock-salt type AgI under pressure

Akira Yoshiasa, Hiroshi Arima, Hiroshi Fukui, Osamu Ohtaka, Osamu Kamishima, Maki Okube, Yoshinori Katayama

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X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) observations on iodine K edge of AgI have been performed under high pressure and high temperature up to 6.0 GPa and 1000K to investigate the local structure and effective potentials in high pressure phases. In EXAFS analysis, we have directly carried out the numerical integration of EXAFS function. The anharmonic effective pair potentials V(u)=au2/2+bu3/3! for I-Ag bond have been determined under pressures. α-AgI and disordered rock-salt type phase have super-ionic conduction behaviors. Ag ions occupy both octahedral and tetrahedral sites in the disordered phase and twenty percent of Ag ions occupy the tetrahedral site as a maximum value at 2GPa. The transition between the rock-salt type and disordered rock-salt type phases is a broad disorder type within the same structure. From the viewpoint of the local structure analyses on XANES and EXAFS spectra, some sudden changes are recognized near the phase transition point. Pressure influences greatly the effective pair potential of anti-bonding side and anharmonicity decreases with increasing pressure. Phonon dispersion relation of the rock-salt type AgI under pressure has been derived from EXAFS experiments. Analysis of EXAFS Debye-Waller factor is useful because the force constant can be decided directly even at high pressure and high temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022011
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventJoint 21st AIRAPT and 45th EHPRG International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology - Catania, Italy
Duration: 2007 Sep 172007 Sep 21

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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