High-Pressure Metallic Indium Telluride: Preparation and Crystal Structure

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Science  24 Jan 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3604, pp. 352-353
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3604.352


The metallic high-pressure form of indium telluride may be prepared under high pressure at 150°C and retained at ambient conditions without low-temperature quenching. It has the NaCl (type B1) structure with a cell edge of 6.160 ± .005 Å and a calculated density of 6.887 g/cm2. The density increase relative to the low-pressure polymorph is 15.6 percent.