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High-pressure sapphire capillary cell for synchrotron single-crystal X-ray diffraction measurements to 1500 bar

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© 2020 International Union of Crystallography.A new sapphire capillary pressure cell for single-crystal X-ray diffraction measurements at moderate pressures (200-1500 bar; 1 bar = 100 kPa) has been developed and optimized for use on beamline I19 at Diamond Light Source. The three-component cell permits optical centring of the crystal and in situ pressure modification to a precision of 1 bar. Compression of hexamethylenetetramine and its deuterated analogue to 1000 bar was performed, showcasing the accuracy and precision of the measurements, and highlighting evidence of a geometric isotope effect.

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Author(s): McMonagle CJ, Allan DR, Warren MR, Kamenev KV, Turner GF, Moggach SA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Applied Crystallography

Year: 2020

Volume: 53

Issue: 6

Pages: 1519-1523

Online publication date: 17/11/2020

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN (print): 0021-8898

ISSN (electronic): 1600-5767

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography


DOI: 10.1107/S1600576720013710


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