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Ahart, Muhtar; Somayazulu, Maddury; Popov, Dmitry; Xie, Yujuan; Long, Xifa; Ye, Zuo-Guang; Cohen, R. E.; Hemley, Russell J. (2018): Pressure-induced transitions in ferroelectric single-crystal PbZr0.54Ti0.46O3. In: Ferroelectrics, Vol. 535, No. 1: pp. 106-113
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Pressure-induced phase transitions in single-crystal PbZr0.54Ti0.46O3 are investigated with high-pressure Raman scattering and x-ray single crystal and powder diffraction. The appearance of a Raman peak near 380cm(-1) indicates a structural transition at 3 GPa. A second transition, driven by an soft optical phonon, occurs at 9 GPa. A third transition occurs above 27 GPa, accompanied by a large changes in the Raman spectrum and splitting of the (pseudo-cubic) (111) and (220) diffraction lines. We identify the transitions as a monoclinic (Cm) to rhombohedral (R3m) transition at 3 GPa, followed by a rhombohedral (R3m) to rhombohedral (R-3c) transition at 9 GPa, and a further symmetry-lowering transition at 27 GPa.