Using a large volume high pressure apparatus, quartz-type crystalline GeO2 and Li2O-4GeO2 glass have been compressed up to 14 GPa at room temperature and their local structural changes have been investigated by an in-situ XAFS method. In quartz-type crystalline GeO2, the change of the coordination number from 4 to 6 begins above 8 GPa and finishes below 12 GPa. On decompression, reversal transition begins below 8 GPa and there is a large hysteresis. Almost no sixfold coordination of Ge is preserved after releasing pressure. Change of coordination number in vitreous Li2O-4GeO2 begins above 6 GPa and is completed below 10 GPa. Reversal transition begins below 10 GPa and the hysteresis is smaller than that of quartz-type GeO2. Change of coordination number in vitreous Li2O-4GeO2 is also reversal.
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