Title

Electrical resistance of single-crystal magnetite (Fe3O4) under quasi-hydrostatic pressures up to 100 GPa

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-7-2016

Subject Area

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Abstract

The pressure dependence of electrical resistance of single-crystal magnetite (Fe3O4) was measured under quasi-hydrostatic conditions to 100 GPa using low-temperature, megabar diamond-anvil cell techniques in order to gain insight into the anomalous behavior of this material that has been reported over the years in different high-pressure experiments. The measurements under nearly hydrostatic pressure conditions allowed us to detect the clear Verwey transition and the high-pressure structural phase. The appearance of a metallic ground state after the suppression of the Verwey transition around 20 GPa and the concomitant enhancement of the electrical resistance caused by the structural transformation to the high-pressure phase form reentrant semiconducting-metallic-semiconducting behavior, although the appearance of the metallic phase is highly sensitive to stress conditions and details of the measurement technique.

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

119

Issue

13

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1063/1.4945388

ISSN

00218979

E-ISSN

10897550

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