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Title: Piston cylinder cell for high pressure ultrasonic pulse echo measurements

Abstract

Ultrasonic techniques such as pulse echo, vibrating reed, or resonant ultrasound spectroscopy are powerful probes not only for studying elasticity but also for investigating electronic and magnetic properties. Here, we report on the design of a high pressure ultrasonic pulse echo apparatus, based on a piston cylinder cell, with a simplified electronic setup that operates with a single coaxial cable and requires sample lengths of mm only. The design allows simultaneous measurements of ultrasonic velocities and attenuation coefficients up to a pressure of 1.5 GPa. We illustrate the performance of the cell by probing the phase diagram of a single crystal of the ferromagnetic superconductor UGe{sub 2}.

Authors:
;  [1]; ;  [2]
  1. SUPA, Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions and School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ (United Kingdom)
  2. Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions and School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3FD (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22597716
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; COAXIAL CABLES; CYLINDERS; DESIGN; ELASTICITY; LENGTH; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MONOCRYSTALS; PHASE DIAGRAMS; PISTONS; PRESSURE RANGE GIGA PA; PROBES; PULSES; REEDS; SPECTROSCOPY; SUPERCONDUCTORS; ULTRASONIC WAVES; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Kepa, M. W., E-mail: mkepa@staffmail.ed.ac.uk, Huxley, A. D., Ridley, C. J., and Kamenev, K. V. Piston cylinder cell for high pressure ultrasonic pulse echo measurements. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4960082.
Kepa, M. W., E-mail: mkepa@staffmail.ed.ac.uk, Huxley, A. D., Ridley, C. J., & Kamenev, K. V. Piston cylinder cell for high pressure ultrasonic pulse echo measurements. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4960082.
Kepa, M. W., E-mail: mkepa@staffmail.ed.ac.uk, Huxley, A. D., Ridley, C. J., and Kamenev, K. V. Mon . "Piston cylinder cell for high pressure ultrasonic pulse echo measurements". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4960082.
@article{osti_22597716,
title = {Piston cylinder cell for high pressure ultrasonic pulse echo measurements},
author = {Kepa, M. W., E-mail: mkepa@staffmail.ed.ac.uk and Huxley, A. D. and Ridley, C. J. and Kamenev, K. V.},
abstractNote = {Ultrasonic techniques such as pulse echo, vibrating reed, or resonant ultrasound spectroscopy are powerful probes not only for studying elasticity but also for investigating electronic and magnetic properties. Here, we report on the design of a high pressure ultrasonic pulse echo apparatus, based on a piston cylinder cell, with a simplified electronic setup that operates with a single coaxial cable and requires sample lengths of mm only. The design allows simultaneous measurements of ultrasonic velocities and attenuation coefficients up to a pressure of 1.5 GPa. We illustrate the performance of the cell by probing the phase diagram of a single crystal of the ferromagnetic superconductor UGe{sub 2}.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4960082},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 8,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Aug 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}