High-Pressure Phase Transition in Tin Telluride

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Science  28 Feb 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3609, pp. 952
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3609.952


At 18 kilobars, tin telluride transforms from a sodium chloride-type structure to an orthorhombic crystal structure (space group Pnma). This structural change is accompanied by a 360-percent increase in electrical resistivity.