Focusing High Pressure X-ray Diffraction Camera

  • G. Hägg
  • I. Engström
  • B. Törmä


Several techniques have been developed to obtain x-ray powder diffraction data at high pressures. Reviews of different techniques currently utilized have been given by Bradley [1] and McWhan [2]. Amorphous boron is often used as the gasket material between Bridgman anvils of sintered tungsten carbide [3]. The x-ray system can be of either Debye-Scherrer or Guinier geometry [4–7], preferably with MoKα-radiation. Constructions have been described where the whole press frame and the anvil assembiy can be oscillated [4], but in general the diffraction equipment is designed for fixed samples.


Diffraction Line Amorphous Boron Sample Displacement Bridgman Anvil Swedish Natural Science Research Council 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Hägg
    • 1
  • I. Engström
    • 1
  • B. Törmä
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UppsalaUppsalaSweden

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