Current high-pressure capabilities at ACNS and future plans

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Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)
High-pressure (>1 Kbar) is a marvellous variable, which can reveal mechanical properties, structural transitions and exotic behaviours. This pairs very well with neutron scattering, where the highly penetrating nature of neutron beams is idea for accessing sample within complex sample environments. The Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering (ACNS) has developed a number of capabilities for high-pressure experiments, mainly revolving around the use of our Paris-Edinburgh press but more recently with miniature diamond-anvil cells. Some of these, such as our ability to compress radioactive samples as well as combining high-pressure and high-electric fields are unique in the world. Here we review the high pressure capabilities at ACNS, and outline some directions for capabilities and measurements.
Scattering, Beams, Electric fields, Environment, Sample preparation, Australia
Maynard-Casely, H., Booth, N., Shumack, A., Baldwin, C., White, R., Rule, K., McIntyre, G., & Novelli, G. (2020). Current high-pressure capabilities at ACNS and future plans. Paper presented to the ANBUG-AINSE Neutron Scattering Symposium, AANSS 2020, Virtual Meeting, 11th - 13th November 2020, (pp. 49). Retrieved from: