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Optical Measurements In High-Pressure Diamond-Anvil Cells
Author(s): D. H. Liebenberg; R. L. Mills; J. C. Bronson
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Paper Abstract

A typical sample that can be accommodated in a high-pressure diamond-anvil cell is about 300 μm in diam and 100 μm thick. In this microscopic working volume we observed phase transitions of various condensed gases. Pressures were determined from measurements of fluorescence line shift in a ruby chip imbedded in the sample. We observed freezing in the gases and we conclude that solid phase transitions can be detected by the sudden changes they cause in depolarization of transmitted light, even when viewed through stressed diamond anvils.

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Date Published: 13 November 1980
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957792
Show Author Affiliations
D. H. Liebenberg, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (United States)
R. L. Mills, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (United States)
J. C. Bronson, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0190:
Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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