New High-Pressure Polymorph of Zinc Oxide

Science  21 Sep 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3534, pp. 993
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3534.993


Zinc oxide exists in a sodium chloride structure form in the 100-kilobar pressure range. The cell edge of the high pressure form is 4.280 A, the theoretical density is 6.912, and the enthalpy of transition is 785 cal/mole.