A single-solenoid pulsed-magnet system for single-crystal scattering studies

Zahirul Islam, Dana Capatina, Jacob P.C. Ruff, Ritesh K. Das, Emil Trakhtenberg, Hiroyuki Nojiri, Yasuo Narumi, Ulrich Welp, Paul C. Canfield

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We present a pulsed-magnet system that enables x-ray single-crystal diffraction in addition to powder and spectroscopic studies with the magnetic field applied on or close to the scattering plane. The apparatus consists of a single large-bore solenoid, cooled by liquid nitrogen. A second independent closed-cycle cryostat is used for cooling samples near liquid helium temperatures. Pulsed magnetic fields close to ∼30 T with a zero-to-peak-field rise time of ∼2.9 ms are generated by discharging a 40kJ capacitor bank into the magnet coil. The unique characteristic of this instrument is the preservation of maximum scattering angle (∼23.6) on the entrance and exit sides of the magnet bore by virtue of a novel double-funnel insert. This instrument will facilitate x-ray diffraction and spectroscopic studies that are impractical, if not impossible, to perform using split-pair and narrow-opening solenoid magnets. Furthermore, it offers a practical solution for preserving optical access in future higher-field pulsed magnets.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035101
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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