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Title: Note: Loading method of molecular fluorine using x-ray induced chemistry

We have successfully loaded molecular fluorine into a diamond anvil cell at high pressure using the synchrotron x-ray induced decomposition of perfluorohexane (C{sub 6}F{sub 14}). “White” x-ray radiation from the Advanced Photon Source was used to initiate the chemical decomposition of C{sub 6}F{sub 14}, which resulted in the in situ production of F{sub 2} as verified via Raman spectroscopy. Due to the toxic nature of fluorine, this method will offer significant advantages in the ability to easily load a relatively nontoxic and inert substance into a chamber (such as a diamond anvil cell) that, when sealed with other reactants and irradiate with hard x-rays (>7 keV), releases highly reactive and toxic fluorine into the sample/reaction chamber to enable novel chemical synthesis under isolated and/or extreme conditions.
Authors:
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  1. High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HiPSEC) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-4002 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22314437
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ADVANCED PHOTON SOURCE; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; CHEMISTRY; DECOMPOSITION; DIAMONDS; DYNAMIC LOADS; FLUORINE; HARD X RADIATION; KEV RANGE; PRESSURE RANGE GIGA PA; PRESSURE RANGE MEGA PA 10-100; RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY; SYNCHROTRONS; TOXICITY