Scientific Results

PRESS-MAG-O: a unique instrument to probe materials and phenomena under extreme conditions at Frascati

Year: 2011

Authors: Di Gioacchino D., Marcelli A., Cestelli Guidi M., Piccinini M., Puri A., Postorino P., Pace E., De Sio A., Gambicorti L.

Autors Affiliation: INFN–LNF, Via E. Fermi 40, 00044 Frascati, Rome, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica, University‘La Sapienza’, P.le A. Moro 4, 00100 Rome, Italy; INFM-CNR-Coherentia, University ‘La Sapienza’,P.le A. Moro 4, 00100 Rome, Italy;
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Firenze, L.go E. Fermi, 2 50125 Firenze, Italy; CNR-INO, National Institute of Optics,L.go E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: PRESS-MAG-O is a new instrument under commission at the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) designed to investigate materials under extreme conditions. The instrument, once completed, will allow combining high harmonic AC magnetic susceptibility measurements and magneto-optic experiments on samples under high pressures (HP), with a variable DC magnetic field in a wide temperature range. The system is designed to work at SINBAD, the IR synchrotron radiation beamline operational since 2001 at DA phi NE (Double Annular phi-factory for Nice Experiments), the storage ring of the Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati of the INFN. HP will be applied up to about 20GPa to samples inside a Cu-Be diamond anvil cell designed to allow concurrent FTIR experiments and high harmonic AC susceptibility measurements in a DC magnetic field up to 8T and in a wide temperature range.


Volume: 31 (1)      Pages from: 91  to: 97

KeyWords: high pressure; IR spectroscopy; phase transition
DOI: 10.1080/08957959.2010.525511

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