Lattice parameters of hard materials in the low-temperature range

Wojciech Paszkowicz 1Paweł Piszora 2Wieslaw Lasocha 3,4Roman Minikayev 1Irene Margiolaki 5Michela Brunelli 6Andy Fitch 5

1. Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics, al. Lotników 32/46, Warszawa 02-668, Poland
2. Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Chemistry, Grunwaldzka 6, Poznań 60-780, Poland
3. Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Chemistry, Ingardena 3, Kraków 30-060, Poland
4. Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Niezapominajek 8, Kraków 30-239, Poland
5. European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble 38043, France
6. Europen Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), 6, Jules Horowitz, Grenoble 38000, France

Abstract

Hard materials such as diamond and cubic boron nitride (cBN) exhibit, due to strong covalent bonding, a very weak thermal expansion at low temperatures. Below room temperature, the total variation of the unit-cell dimension of these materials is about or less than 10-3 Å, being comparable to the precision of lattice-parameter determination at a typical instrument. Experimental studies have been published for diamond single crystals [1,2], whereas detailed experimental studies for polycrystalline diamond and cBN have been performed only above the room temperature. In the present study, the results of measurement of lattice parameters of commercial diamond and cBN polycrystals will be presented. The measurements were performed using Debye-Scherrer geometry at ID31 beamline (ESRF) equipped with a bank of nine detectors preceded by Si 111 analyser crystals. Lattice parameters were calculated using the Rietveld refinement. The obtained experimental lattice parameter and thermal expansion temperature dependencies will be discussed on the basis of available litearature data.

    [1] T. Saotome, K. Ohashi, T. Sato, H. Maeta, K. Haruna, F. Ono, Thermal expansion of a boron-doped diamond single crystal at low temperatures, J. Phys.: Condens. Matt. 10 (1998) 1267-1272  

    [2] T. Sato, K. Ohashi, T. Sudoh, K. Haruna, H. Maeta, Thermal expansion of a high purity synthetic diamond single crystal at low temperatures, Phys. Rev. B 65 (2002) 092102

.[3] C. Giles, C. Adriano, A. Freire Lubambo, C. Cusatis, I. Mazzaro, M. Goncalves Hönnicke, Diamond thermal expansion measurement using transmitted X-ray back-diffraction, J.  Synchrotron Radiat. 12 (2005) 349-353

 

Related papers
  1. Defect distribution along needle-shaped PrVO4 single crystals grown by the slow-cooling method
  2. X-ray diffraction studies of (Pb,Cd)Te solid solution – possible new material for thermoelectric applications
  3. Hexagonal MnTe with NiAs structure: thermal expansion coefficients and exchange striction
  4. Physical properties of unique ZnO single crystals from Oława Foundry
  5. The influence of growth atmosphere on the self-selection of the grains during ZnO crystal growth
  6. New Ca10Li(VO4)7 laser host: growth and properties
  7. Up-conversion and down-conversion processes observed in Er3+, Yb3+ and Mn2+ doped ZnAl2O4 nanoparticles
  8. Synthesis and properties of up-converted NaYF4: Er, Yb nanoparticles for biomedical applications
  9. Structural, morphological and optical properties of ZnAl2O4 nanoparticles co-doped with Er3+and Yb3+ prepared by combustion aerosol synthesis.
  10. Synthesis and properties of NaYF4: Er, Yb, Gd nanoparticles with and without SiO2 coating for biomedical applications.
  11. Designing biosensors based on semiconductor nanoparticles for an early detection of neurodegenerative diseases.
  12. Structural properties and compressibility of spinels: More questions than answers
  13. High-pressure diffraction study of structural and elastic properties of zircon-type and scheelite-type RVO4 (R = Nd, Eu)
  14. Elastic properties of dysprosium orthovanadate: An in-situ powder-diffraction study
  15. Thermal expansion of Si3N4 and Ge3N4
  16. Low-temperature expansion of metastable Pb1-xCdxTe solid solution
  17. Zmiany mikrostruktury nanokryształów chromu pod wpływem wygrzewania – badania metodą dyfrakcji promieniowania synchrotronowego
  18. ZnO and core/shell ZnO/ZnS nanofibers: Characterization and applications
  19. Zinc oxide grown by Atomic Layer Deposition - a material for novel 3D electronics
  20. Thin films of ZnS and ZnSe by Atomic Layer Deposition for light sensor applications
  21. Effects related to deposition temperature of ZnCoO films grown by Atomic Layer Deposition – uniformity of Co distribution, structural, electric and magnetic properties
  22. Pressure dependence of lattice parameter of Gadolinium Gallium Garnet crystals
  23. Lattice parameters of a wurtzite-type (Zn,Mg)Se crystal as a function of temperature
  24. Rietveld refinement for Li2Si2O5 doped with vanadium
  25. High-pressure diffraction study of α and β Ge3N4
  26. Effect of annealing on the structure and microstructure of Pr doped ZrO2-Y2O3 nanocrystals
  27. Structure of K2TaF7 at 720oC - a combined use of synchrotron powder data and solid state DFT calculation
  28. Phase composition study of natural minerals used as a source of white pigment production
  29. Synchrotron X-ray diffraction studies of products of the steel pipe corrosion measured in the native aqueous suspension
  30. Molecular and crystalline structures of (s)-4-decyloxycarbonyl-2-azetidinone and (s)-4-hexadecyloxycarbonyl-2-azetidinone
  31. Study of the molecular and crystalline structure of two nitrogen- sulphur pro-ligands by x-ray powder diffraction and DFTB
  32. Pair Distribution Function studies of nanostructured materials at the high Q resolution powder diffraction beam line at the ESRF - Investigation of CeO2-based compounds
  33. Structural characterization of a coarse-grained transparent silicon carbide powder by a combination of powder diffraction techniques
  34. Powder diffraction studies of 1,2- and 1,3-diaminopropane octamolybdates
  35. X–ray diffraction studies of transition metal molybdates
  36. Electron diffraction, X-ray powder diffraction, lattice energy minimisation, and pair distribution function analysis to determine the crystal structures of Pigment Yellow 213, C23H21O9N5
  37. Nanosize and superparamagnetism in Ce1-xGdxO2-x/2 samples investigated by PDF and EPR
  38. Thermal behaviour of the BaMF4 ferroics
  39. Successful Cryocooling of Protein Microcrystalline Samples for Powder Diffraction
  40. ZnO thin films for organic/inorganic heterojunctions
  41. Optimisation of parameters of a dynamic penalty function for a test example of powder pattern indexing
  42. Identification of Mg based phases in ilmenites by X-ray absorption spectroscopy
  43. Wide band-gap II-VI semiconductors for optoelectronic applications
  44. Low temperature ZnMnO by ALD
  45. Substrate effect on the ground state of the magnetic order in NSMO/YBCO superlattices
  46. Method of Manganese co-doping of LT ZnO films
  47. Ferromagnetism in ZnO:Mn thin films deposited by PEMOCVD
  48. Structure properties of bulk ZnO crystals
  49. Magnetic anisotropy and structural properties of ferromagnet/MgO/ferromagnet system
  50. Ferromagnetism of In1-XMnXSe and behaviour of excess Mn in InSe crystal
  51. THE STRUCTURE OF AZO-ANALOGS OF 8-STYRYLXANTHINES - X-RAY AND MOLECULAR MODELLING STUDIES
  52. Rietveld refinement for polycrystalline indium nitride
  53. LATTICE PARAMETERS OF INDIUM NITRIDE IN THE 22-310 K TEMPERATURE RANGE
  54. Relationship between condition of deposition and properties of W-Ti-N thin films prepared by reactive magnetron sputtering
  55. Promising high quality short period Fe/Fe-N multilayers deposited by the sputtering
  56. Structural and Magnetic Properties of Cr/Gd Multilayers Deposited on Sapphire and MgO Substrates
  57. X-ray diffraction studies of thermal-expansion with the use of 1D detectors installed at synchrotron beamlines
  58. Sensitivity of a genetic algorithm to the mutation rate parameter value: results for a crystallographic test
  59. Rietveld refinement of powder diffraction data collected with a laboratory diffractometer equipped with a linear X-ray detector
  60. Phase relationships in annealed Cu-Al-O layers
  61. Growth and characterization of thin films of ZnO by Atomic Layer Epitaxy
  62. Area detector as a tool to study properties of the magnetic multilayers by the neutron scattering
  63. Influence of hydrogen adsorption on magnetic properties of Fe films and multilayers
  64. Transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction study of α'-Al2 CO crystals
  65. Diamond as X-ray Wavelength Standard for Thermal-Expansion Studies Using Synchrotron Sources
  66. X-Ray Study of Lattice Parameters of GaN in a Broad Temperature Range
  67. X-ray powder diffraction investigation of lithium manganese spinel oxides with cubic, tetragonal and orthorhombic structure.

Presentation: Poster at 11th European Powder Diffraction Conference, Poster session, by Wojciech Paszkowicz
See On-line Journal of 11th European Powder Diffraction Conference

Submitted: 2008-07-25 00:41
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:48