Two stage diamond anvil cells for higher pressure

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Two stage diamond anvil cells for higher pressure

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 9th June 2014
  • Speaker: Mungo Frost (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Even with the most advanced techniques the conventional diamond anvil cell is limited to pressures below 400 GPa. Recent work by Dubrovinsky et al. has opened the possibility to access much higher pressures in the range of 800 GPa using secondary micro anvils within a traditional diamond anvil cell in a cell within a cell arrangement. So far this technique has been limited to x-ray studies of the compression of hard metals. In this talk I will outline our attempts to develop this technique for Raman spectroscopy of small molecules.

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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