Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-13-2019

Publication Title

Applied Physics Letters

Publisher

AIP Publishing

Volume

114

Issue

19

First page number:

1

Last page number:

5

Abstract

Determining the unreacted equation of state of 1,3, 5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB) is challenging because it exhibits low crystal symmetry and low X-ray scattering strength. Here, we present the first high-pressure single-crystal X-ray diffraction (SXD) study of this material. Our SXD results reveal a previously unknown transition to a monoclinic phase above 4 GPa. No abrupt change of the volume occurs but the compressibility changes. Concomitant first principles evolutionary crystal structure prediction USPEX calculations confirm this transition and show that it involves a pressure-induced in-plane shift of the layers of TATB molecules with respect to the ambient-pressure phase.

Disciplines

Geochemistry | Physical Chemistry | Radiochemistry

File Format

pdf

File Size

1.740 KB

Language

English

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