Proposed structure of high-pressùre tellurium

Gary C. Vezzoli


A body-centered orthorhombic structure is proposed for the high-pressure phase of tellurium which has been observed between 40 kbar and 70 kbar. This structure is based on the in situ data of others using high-pressure x-ray diffraction. The proposed structure is in agreement with density data, and appears related to a distorted β-tin structure.

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Zeitschrift für Kristallographie – Crystalline Materials offers a place for researchers to present results of their crystallographic studies. The journal includes theoretical as well as experimental research. It publishes Original Papers, Letters and Review Articles in manifold areas of crystallography.