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2004a). 1. Magnetite Magnetite (Fe3O4) occurs naturally in both primary and secondary mineralization throughout Earth’s uppermost mantle and crust, forming spinel solid solutions at high temperature with hercynite (FeAl2O4) and ulvo¨spinel (Fe2TiO4), among others. It is also one of the most important ferrimagnetic materials in industry. , 2000). Magnetite undergoes a sluggish ﬁrst-order phase transformation starting at ,21 GPa, but there remains some uncertainty on the exact structure of the high-pressure modiﬁcation.
The triangles represent isotropic averages for cobalt under ambient pressure (Schober and Dederichs, 1979) as a function of pressure. e. in the a-phase). The other lines are second order polynomials. Direct measurements of the elastic properties of iron and cobalt to 120 GPa 15 to a nearly complete ﬁlling of the majority 3d band, while the minority 3d band is only partially ﬁlled. g. , 1994). The effect of pressure is to widen the electronic bands, which in turn leads to a decrease of the density of states at the Fermi level, NF ; such that the stability condition, given by the Stoner equation (NF S .
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