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High-pressure developments for resonant X-ray scattering experiments at I16

DOI: 10.1107/S1600577519016308 DOI Help

Authors: I. Povedano (University of Edinburgh; Diamond Light Source) , A. Bombardi (Diamond Light Source) , D. G. Porter (Diamond Light Source) , M. Burt (Diamond Light Source) , S. Green (Diamond Light Source) , K. V. Kamenev (University of Edinburgh)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of Synchrotron Radiation , VOL 27

State: Published (Approved)
Published: March 2020
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 17731 , 19890 , 20778 , 21376

Abstract: An experimental setup to perform high-pressure resonant X-ray scattering (RXS) experiments at low temperature on I16 at Diamond Light Source is presented. The setup consists of a membrane-driven diamond anvil cell, a panoramic dome and an optical system that allows pressure to be measured in situ using the ruby fluorescence method. The membrane cell, inspired by the Merrill–Bassett design, presents an asymmetric layout in order to operate in a back-scattering geometry, with a panoramic aperture of 100° in the top and a bottom half dedicated to the regulation and measurement of pressure. It is specially designed to be mounted on the cold finger of a 4 K closed-cycle cryostat and actuated at low-temperature by pumping helium into the gas membrane. The main parts of the body are machined from a CuBe alloy (BERYLCO 25) and, when assembled, it presents an approximate height of 20–21 mm and fits into a 57 mm diameter. This system allows different materials to be probed using RXS in a range of temperatures between 30 and 300 K and has been tested up to 20 GPa using anvils with a culet diameter of 500 µm under quasi-cryogenic conditions. Detailed descriptions of different parts of the setup, operation and the developed methodology are provided here, along with some preliminary experimental results.

Journal Keywords: high-pressure; resonant X-ray scattering; DAC; instrumentation development; low temperature

Subject Areas: Technique Development, Physics

Instruments: I16-Materials and Magnetism