A high temperature high pressure cell for quasielastic neutron scattering

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Yang F, Kaplonski J, Unruh T, Mamontov E, Meyer A
Journal: Review of Scientific Instruments
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 82
Journal issue: 8
ISSN: 0034-6748
eISSN: 1089-7623


We present our recent development of a high temperature high pressure cell for neutron scattering. Combining a water cooled Nb1Zr pressure cell body with an internal heating furnace, the sample environment can reach temperatures of up to 1500 K at a pressure of up to 200 MPa at the sample position, with an available sample volume of about 700 mm(3). The cell material Nb1Zr is specifically chosen due to its reasonable mechanical strength at elevated temperatures and fairly small neutron absorption and incoherent scattering cross sections. With this design, an acceptable signal-to-noise ratio of about 10:1 can be achieved. This opens new possibilities for quasielastic neutron scattering studies on different types of neutron spectrometers under high temperature high pressure conditions, which is particularly interesting for geological research on, e.g., water dynamics in silicate melts. (C) 2011 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3623796]

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Unruh, Tobias Prof. Dr.
Professur für Nanomaterialcharakterisierung (Streumethoden)

External institutions with authors

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Technische Universität München (TUM)

How to cite

Yang, F., Kaplonski, J., Unruh, T., Mamontov, E., & Meyer, A. (2011). A high temperature high pressure cell for quasielastic neutron scattering. Review of Scientific Instruments, 82(8). https://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3623796

Yang, Fan, et al. "A high temperature high pressure cell for quasielastic neutron scattering." Review of Scientific Instruments 82.8 (2011).


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