In situ determination of the compressibility of synthetic pure zircon (ZrSiO4) and the onset of the zircon-reidite phase transition

@article{Westrenen2004InSD,
  title={In situ determination of the compressibility of synthetic pure zircon (ZrSiO4) and the onset of the zircon-reidite phase transition},
  author={Wim van Westrenen and Mark R. Frank and John M. Hanchar and Yingwei Fei and Robert J. Finch and Chang-sheng Zha},
  journal={American Mineralogist},
  year={2004},
  volume={89},
  pages={197 - 203}
}
Abstract We have determined the room-temperature compressibility of pure, synthetic zircon (ZrSiO4). Unit-cell volumes of a powdered sample were determined in situ as a function of pressure up to 27 GPa in a diamond anvil cell (DAC), by using angle-dispersive synchrotron X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques. Unit-cell volumes were fitted to a Birch-Murnaghan equation of state, resulting in a roomtemperature bulk modulus for the zircon structure, KT0 = 199 ± 1 GPa, and ambient pressure unit-cell… 

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