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measureable hysteresis in the temperature of the transition
between heating and cooling s c a n s , indicating that there is
no isothermal heat absorption. This lack of hystereisis is c onsjstent w ith previously proposed ( 2 2 , 2 3 , 6 5) s econd order
nature of the disorder transition of the silver intercalate.
T h e change in the baseline slope before and after the
transition (indicating a change in the specific heat of the
sample) in both heating and cooling scans also supports the
supposition of a second order transition. 5 -3 ( b) SAMPLE A ( quenched from 800 C ) . C alorimetric data o f t he Ag T iS - L OW T EMPERATURE D SC s amples (A) obtained i n x
t he temperature region from 180 K t o 2 6 0 K r evealed another
transition for samples with x > 0 . 2 0 . T h e program used for
T he the lower temperature scans is outlined in Appendix 1 1 .
scans for x 0 .35 s howed a reproducible transition at T 2 0 8 2 2 K u pon heating ( F i g . 2 1b). = C ooling curves were not obtainable due to the lack of cooling efficiency and
sensitivity of the equipment. The peak height of the transition was found to increase with increasing mole
fraction of silver intercalate indicating that the transition
is associated with the silver intercalate. Page - 5 2 - 5-4 ( a) S AMPLE B ( q u e n c h e d from C ). 1000 DSC - T here were again no distinguishable transition peaks in
t h e temperature r a n g e from 1 8 0 K t o 4 0 0 K f or silver mole
fractions x < = 0 . 1 s u p p o r t i n g the supposition of a dilute g as
p hase for these c o n c e n t r a t i o n s . T h e calorimetric data for samples where 0 . 1 < x < 0 . 2 5 c learly s h o w transitions
occuring at T x = 0.2 = 26822 K f or x = 0.1 a nd T = 272 f 2 K f or w ith the peak height of the transition increasing with increasing mole f r a c t i o n of silver ( x).
t emperature " T = 2882 2 K T h e transition w as again found to be independent o f the intercalate concentration for silver mole fraction...
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2009 for the course CME MAT E 630 taught by Professor Dr. during the Fall '09 term at University of Alberta.
- Fall '09