In situ EXAFS, X-ray diffraction and photoluminescence for high-pressure studies

Andrei V. Sapelkin*, Sue C. Bayliss, Dean Russell, Simon M. Clark, Andy J. Dent

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A new facility for simultaneous extended X-ray absorption of fine structure (EXAFS), X-ray diffraction and photoluminescence measurements under high pressures has been developed for use on station 9.3 at the Daresbury Laboratory Synchrotron Radiation Source. This high-pressure facility can be used at any suitable beamline at a synchrotron source. Full remote operation of the rig allows simultaneous collection of optical and structural data while varying the pressure. The set-up is very flexible and can be tailored for a particular experiment, such as time-or temperature-dependent measurements. A new approach to the collection of high-pressure EXAFS data is also presented. The approach significantly shortens the experimental times and allows a dramatic increase in the quality of EXAFS data collected. It also opens up the possibility for EXAFS data collection at any pressure which can be generated using a diamond cell. The high quality of data collected is demonstrated with a GaN case study. Particular attention will be paid to the use of energy-dispersive EXAFS and quick-scanning EXAFS techniques under pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

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