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An electric field cell for performing in situ single-crystal synchrotron X-ray diffraction

DOI: 10.1107/S1600576721007469 DOI Help

Authors: Lucy K. Saunders (Diamond Light Source) , Hamish H.-M. Yeung (The University of Birmingham) , Mark Warren (Diamond Light Source) , Peter Smith (Diamond Light Source) , Stuart Gurney (Diamond Light Source) , Stephen F. Dodsworth (Diamond Light Source; The University of Sheffield) , Inigo Vitorica-Yrezabal (The University of Manchester) , Adrian Wilcox (Diamond Light Source) , Paul V. Hathaway (Diamond Light Source) , Geoff Preece (Diamond Light Source) , Paul Roberts (Diamond Light Source) , Sarah A. Barnett (Diamond Light Source) , David R. Allan (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Journal Of Applied Crystallography , VOL 54

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2021
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 19670 , 22964

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Abstract: With the recent increase in research into ferroelectric, anti-ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials, studying the solid-state properties in situ under applied electric fields is vital in understanding the underlying processes. Where this behaviour is the result of atomic displacements, crystallographic insight has an important role. This work presents a sample environment designed to apply an electric field to single-crystal samples in situ on the small-molecule single-crystal diffraction beamline I19, Diamond Light Source (UK). The configuration and operation of the cell is described as well as its application to studies of a proton-transfer colour-change material.

Journal Keywords: electric field crystallography; synchrotron instrumentation; proton transfer

Diamond Keywords: Ferroelectricity

Subject Areas: Materials, Technique Development

Instruments: I19-Small Molecule Single Crystal Diffraction

Added On: 06/09/2021 09:28


Discipline Tags:

Quantum Materials Technique Development - Materials Science Materials Science

Technical Tags:

Diffraction Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction (SXRD)