The high pressure response of molecular crystals is not as well understood as the response of covalent or ionic crystals. Because molecular crystals are highly compressible, small variations in applied stresses result in large intermolecular changes. Additionally, the low symmetries, characteristic of molecular crystals, result in considerable deformation under static pressure loading. Hence, an understanding and controlling of non‐hydrostatic effects are important for examining molecular crystals. Several examples are examined to demonstrate the significance of non‐hydrostaticity on the underlying molecular mechanisms in diamond anvil cell experiments.
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Research Article| December 12 2007
OPTICAL RESPONSE OF MOLECULAR CRYSTALS TO NON‐HYDROSTATIC COMPRESSION IN DIAMOND ANVIL CELL EXPERIMENTS
AIP Conf. Proc. 955, 1233–1238 (2007)
Zbigniew A. Dreger; OPTICAL RESPONSE OF MOLECULAR CRYSTALS TO NON‐HYDROSTATIC COMPRESSION IN DIAMOND ANVIL CELL EXPERIMENTS. AIP Conf. Proc. 12 December 2007; 955 (1): 1233–1238. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2832942
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