Spiral chain structure of high pressure selenium-II′ and sulfur-II from powder x-ray diffraction

Hiroshi Fujihisa, Yuichi Akahama, Haruki Kawamura, Hiroshi Yamawaki, Mami Sakashita, Takahiro Yamada, Kazumasa Honda, Tristan Le Bihan

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Abstract

The structure of high pressure phases, selenium-II′ (Se-II′) and sulfur-II (S-II), for α-S8 (monoclinic Se-I) and α-S8 (orthorhombic S-I) was studied by powder x-ray diffraction experiments. Se-II′ and S-II were found to be isostructural and to belong to the tetragonal space group 141/acd, which is made up of 16 atoms in the unit cell. The structure consisted of unique spiral chains with both 41 and 43 screws. The results confirmed that the structure sequence of the pressure-induced phase transitions for the group VIb elements depended on the initial molecular form. The chemical bonds of the phases are also discussed from the interatomic distances that were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number134106
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume70
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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