Beryllium: Effect of Ultra-High Pressure on Resistance

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Science  08 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3593, pp. 664
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3593.664


Beryllium, subjected to a pressure of 93 kb at 25 °C undergoes a change in structure, as indicated by a 45-percent decrease in resistance. At 55 kb a small change in the resistance-pressure relationship suggests another modification of the usual hexagonal-close-packed structure.