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Clamped Cells

High-Pressure Clamped Cells

The ILL high pressure clamped cells allow neutron scattering and spectroscopy experiments at pressures up to 30 kbar. Temperatures from 40 mK to 320 K, with single crystal, powder or liquid samples can be achieved depending on the cell. Clamped cells are loaded to the desired pressure in a press and then clamped using a locking nut before being transferred into the neutron beam (directly or inside a cryostat).

The pressure transmitting medium can be liquids like "fluorinert", (a fluorocarbon) , deuterated hydrocarbon or alcohol (such as iso-propanol). Material in the beam is sintered alumina, CuBe, stainless-steel or null matrix Ti-Zr alloy. Clamped cells may be mounted in top-loading or bottom-loading Orange cryostats.

These pressure cells are available on request. Sufficient advance notice to sane(at)ill.fr is required for their reservation and preparation.
 

Code

Max. Pressure
(GPa)
Material
in Beam
Thickness
in Beam
Sample DimensionsTransmitter

Cryostat

01PCL100TZ6

1 @ 300KTiZr13Ø6 x 20Fluorinert
Fc770

ILL Cryostat
Ø50

02PCL100CB6

1 @ 300KCuBe13Ø6 x 20Fluorinert
Fc770

ILL Cryostat
Ø50

03PCL150TZ5

1.5 @ 300KTiZr14Ø5 x 20Fluorinert
Fc770

ILL Cryostat
Ø50

04PCL120CB5

1.2 @ 300KCuBe14Ø5 x 20Fluorinert
Fc770

ILL Cryostat​​​​​​​
Ø50

06PCL200AO3
McWhan Type
being repaired

2 @ 300KAlumina - Al2O325Ø4 x 5Fluorinert 50/50
Fc84/Fc87

82ILHV100
Ø100

05PCL300AO3
McWhan Type
being repaired

3 @ 300KAlumina - Al2O325Ø3 x 5Fluorinert 50/50
Fc84/Fc87

82ILHV100
Ø100