Bismuth Vanadate: A High-Pressure, High-Temperature Crystallographic Study of the Ferroelastic-Paraelastic Transition

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Science  28 May 1982:
Vol. 216, Issue 4549, pp. 991-993
DOI: 10.1126/science.216.4549.991


Lattice dimensions of bismuth vanadate have been determined under 37 different high-pressure or high-temperature conditions or a combination of these conditions. New high-pressure, high-temperature, single-crystal x-ray techniques were used to bracket the reversible monoclinic (ferroelastic) to tetragonal (paraelastic) transition.