Development and application of low temperature X-ray diffraction apparatus in high magnetic field

Kazuo Watanabe, Yosuke Watanabe, Satoshi Awaji, Kazunori Jikihara, Tsuginori Hasebe, Hitoshi Mitsubori, Junji Sakuraba, Mamoru Ishihara

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A cryocooler-cooled split-pair superconducting magnet using high-temperature Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 current leads was successfully constructed. The magnet generated 5.0 T at the center of a vertical clear bore of 68 mm and a horizontal gap of 58 mm, and was combined with an X-ray diffraction apparatus. The performance test of the high field low temperature X-ray diffraction system was carried out in fields up to 5.0 T and at temperatures ranging from room temperature to 7.5 K. We measured the lattice parameters of Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 at 8.9 K and 5.0 T. It is demonstrated that the newly developed X-ray diffraction system in fields is very useful for the investigation of field-induced phase transformation phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1012-1017
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • BiSrCaCuO current lead
  • Cryocooler
  • Field-induced phase transition
  • NdSrMnO
  • Superconducting magnet
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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