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Title: Dynamic experiments to study the α-ε phase transition in cerium

Abstract

The ability to understand and predict the response of matter at extreme conditions requires knowledge of a material’s equation-of-state including the location of phase boundaries, transition kinetics, and the evolution of material strength. Cerium is a material with a complex phase diagram that continues to attract significant scientific interest. Recent dynamic experiments have provided information on the low-pressure γ–α phase transition, sound speed, and Hugoniot data for the higher-pressure α phase, as well as the incipient shock melt transition. Despite these efforts, there are still regions of the phase diagram that are largely unexplored dynamically, including the high-pressure region below the melt boundary. Along a room temperature isotherm, diamond anvil cell data report a transition to the ϵ phase between 13 and 17 GPa. At higher temperatures, similar diamond anvil cell data show significant disagreement regarding the existence, location, and slope of the ϵ-phase boundary. In this work, double-shock loading was used to access the α–ϵ region of the phase diagram to obtain equation-of-state information and to determine the location of the ϵ-phase boundary for shock loading.

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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1608856
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1650625
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-19-30599
Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001; AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 127; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; shock loading; complex loading; double-shock; solid-solid phase transition; diamond anvil cells; equations of state; x-ray diffraction

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Jensen, B. J., Cherne, F. J., and Velisavljevic, N. Dynamic experiments to study the α-ε phase transition in cerium. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5142508.
Jensen, B. J., Cherne, F. J., & Velisavljevic, N. Dynamic experiments to study the α-ε phase transition in cerium. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5142508
Jensen, B. J., Cherne, F. J., and Velisavljevic, N. Sat . "Dynamic experiments to study the α-ε phase transition in cerium". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5142508. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1608856.
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title = {Dynamic experiments to study the α-ε phase transition in cerium},
author = {Jensen, B. J. and Cherne, F. J. and Velisavljevic, N.},
abstractNote = {The ability to understand and predict the response of matter at extreme conditions requires knowledge of a material’s equation-of-state including the location of phase boundaries, transition kinetics, and the evolution of material strength. Cerium is a material with a complex phase diagram that continues to attract significant scientific interest. Recent dynamic experiments have provided information on the low-pressure γ–α phase transition, sound speed, and Hugoniot data for the higher-pressure α phase, as well as the incipient shock melt transition. Despite these efforts, there are still regions of the phase diagram that are largely unexplored dynamically, including the high-pressure region below the melt boundary. Along a room temperature isotherm, diamond anvil cell data report a transition to the ϵ phase between 13 and 17 GPa. At higher temperatures, similar diamond anvil cell data show significant disagreement regarding the existence, location, and slope of the ϵ-phase boundary. In this work, double-shock loading was used to access the α–ϵ region of the phase diagram to obtain equation-of-state information and to determine the location of the ϵ-phase boundary for shock loading.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5142508},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
number = 9,
volume = 127,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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