CO2 laser heating instrumentation at CHESS

Keith Brister*, William Bassett

*Corresponding author for this work

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A new instrument constructed at the high-pressure facility at CHESS provides a simple mechanism to group MCA data on the basis of a rapidly varying sample temperature. This system allows powder diffraction from samples at simultaneous high pressures and high temperatures in a diamond-anvil cell. The instrument consists of a laser beam delivery system and incandescent light collection optics to analyze the resulting graybody spectra. A portion of the incandescent light controls into which multichannel analyzer group the x-ray-diffraction pattern accumulates. We illustrate the performance of the system with recent experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2698-2702
Number of pages5
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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