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Title: Measurements of elastoresistance under pressure by combining in-situ tunable quasi-uniaxial stress with hydrostatic pressure

Abstract

Uniaxial stress, as well as hydrostatic pressure are often used to tune material properties in condensed matter physics. Here, we present a setup which allows for the study of the combined effects of quasi-uniaxial stress and hydrostatic pressure. Following earlier designs for measurements under finite stress at ambient pressure (e.g., Chu et al., Science 337, 710 (2012)), the present setup utilizes a piezoelectric actuator to change stress in situ inside the piston-cylinder pressure cell. We show that the actuator can be operated over the full temperature (from 30 K up to 260 K) and pressure range (up to ≈ 2 GPa), resulting in a clear and measurable quasi-uniaxial strain. To demonstrate functionality, measurements of the elastoresistance (i.e., the change of resistance of a sample as a response to quasi-uniaxial strain) under finite hydrostatic pressure on the iron-based compound BaFe2As2 are presented as a proof-of-principle example, and discussed in the framework of electronic nematicity. Overall, this work introduces the combination of in situ tunable quasi-uniaxial stress and large (up to ≈ 2 GPa) hydrostatic pressure as a powerful combination in the study of novel electronic phases. In addition, it also points towards further technical advancements which can be made in themore » future.« less

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  1. Ames Lab., and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1602052
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1598067
Report Number(s):
IS-J-10148
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11358; GBMF4411
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 91; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Hydrostatics; Strain measurement; Condensed matter properties; Superconductivity; Electrical properties and parameters; Phase transitions; Strain gauge; Poisson's ratio

Citation Formats

Gati, Elena, Xiang, Li, Bud’ko, Sergey L., and Canfield, Paul C. Measurements of elastoresistance under pressure by combining in-situ tunable quasi-uniaxial stress with hydrostatic pressure. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5139437.
Gati, Elena, Xiang, Li, Bud’ko, Sergey L., & Canfield, Paul C. Measurements of elastoresistance under pressure by combining in-situ tunable quasi-uniaxial stress with hydrostatic pressure. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5139437
Gati, Elena, Xiang, Li, Bud’ko, Sergey L., and Canfield, Paul C. Thu . "Measurements of elastoresistance under pressure by combining in-situ tunable quasi-uniaxial stress with hydrostatic pressure". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5139437. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1602052.
@article{osti_1602052,
title = {Measurements of elastoresistance under pressure by combining in-situ tunable quasi-uniaxial stress with hydrostatic pressure},
author = {Gati, Elena and Xiang, Li and Bud’ko, Sergey L. and Canfield, Paul C.},
abstractNote = {Uniaxial stress, as well as hydrostatic pressure are often used to tune material properties in condensed matter physics. Here, we present a setup which allows for the study of the combined effects of quasi-uniaxial stress and hydrostatic pressure. Following earlier designs for measurements under finite stress at ambient pressure (e.g., Chu et al., Science 337, 710 (2012)), the present setup utilizes a piezoelectric actuator to change stress in situ inside the piston-cylinder pressure cell. We show that the actuator can be operated over the full temperature (from 30 K up to 260 K) and pressure range (up to ≈ 2 GPa), resulting in a clear and measurable quasi-uniaxial strain. To demonstrate functionality, measurements of the elastoresistance (i.e., the change of resistance of a sample as a response to quasi-uniaxial strain) under finite hydrostatic pressure on the iron-based compound BaFe2As2 are presented as a proof-of-principle example, and discussed in the framework of electronic nematicity. Overall, this work introduces the combination of in situ tunable quasi-uniaxial stress and large (up to ≈ 2 GPa) hydrostatic pressure as a powerful combination in the study of novel electronic phases. In addition, it also points towards further technical advancements which can be made in the future.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5139437},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 2,
volume = 91,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {2}
}

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