### Session B11: High Pressure I

11:15 AM–2:15 PM, Monday, March 21, 2005
LACC Room: 153C

Chair: Matteo Cococcione, MIT

Abstract ID: BAPS.2005.MAR.B11.12

### Abstract: B11.00012 : Commensurate N2-O2 Alloys at High Pressures

1:27 PM–1:39 PM

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#### Authors:

Bruce Baer
Jae-Hyun Park Klepeis
Choong-Shik Yoo
(LLNL)

Several high pressure binary mixtures have been investigated over the past fifteen years. The phase diagrams of many of these systems have been shown to contain one or more van der Waals compounds. Often, the crystal structures of these compounds are quite unique from those of the parent pure compounds. In this talk we will look at the compounds formed by certain mixtures of nitrogen and oxygen at very high pressures. Compounds with oxygen content as high as 40{\%} suggest that there may be commensurate alloys that can be metallized in the diamond cell. The spectroscopy and crystal structures of these alloys also have important implications concerning the crystal structure of $\varepsilon$-O$_{2}$ and the presence of O$_{4}$ in pure oxygen at high pressure. This work has been supported by the LDRD and PDRP programs at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48.

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