A high temperature cell for simultaneous electrical resistance and neutron diffraction measurements

T. E. Engin, A. V. Powell, R. Haynes, M. A H Chowdhury, C. M. Goodway, R. Done, O. Kirichek, S. Hull

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Abstract

An in situ cell that allows the electrical resistance of a sample pellet to be measured while performing neutron diffraction experiments has been developed at the ISIS pulsed neutron source. The sample is held between two spring loaded platinum electrodes embedded in a boron nitride clamp assembly with the resistance measured using the four-probe method. An outer quartz glass jacket allows the atmosphere within the sample enclosure to be controlled, and the entire device can be accommodated within a standard ISIS neutron furnace for measurements at temperatures up to 1270 K. The operation of this cell is illustrated using data for the structural, magnetic, and electrical properties of chalcopyrite CuFeS2 collected over the temperature range of 398-873 K on the Polaris powder diffractometer at ISIS. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number095104
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume79
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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