High pressure neutron and X-ray diffraction at low temperatures

Christopher J. Ridley*, Konstantin V. Kamenev

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper presents a review of techniques and considerations in the design and construction of high pressure, low temperature diffraction experiments. Also intended as an introductory text to new high pressure users, the crucial aspects of pressure cell design are covered. The general classification of common designs, and a discussion into the key beam interaction, mechanical, and thermal properties of commonly used materials is given. The advantages of different materials and high pressure cell classifications are discussed, and examples of designs developed for low temperature diffraction studies are presented, and compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-199
Number of pages29
JournalZeitschrift für Kristallographie
Volume229
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • cryogenic instruments
  • high pressure
  • neutron diffraction
  • X-ray diffraction
  • DIAMOND-ANVIL CELL
  • EQUATION-OF-STATE
  • SINGLE-CRYSTAL DIFFRACTION
  • POWDER DIFFRACTION
  • HYDROSTATIC-PRESSURE
  • SYNCHROTRON-RADIATION
  • RAMAN-SPECTROSCOPY
  • PHASE-TRANSITION
  • IN-SITU
  • SCATTERING

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