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Title: A device for the application of uniaxial strain to single crystal samples for use in synchrotron radiation experiments
Authors: Gannon, L.
Bosak, A.
Burkovsky, R. G.
Nisbet, G.
Hoesch, M.
Petrović, Alexander Paul
Keywords: Physics and Applied Physics
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Gannon, L., Bosak, A., Burkovsky, R. G., Nisbet, G., Petrović, A. P., & Hoesch, M. (2015). A device for the application of uniaxial strain to single crystal samples for use in synchrotron radiation experiments. Review of Scientific Instruments, 86(10), 103904-.
Series/Report no.: Review of Scientific Instruments
Abstract: We present the design, construction, and testing of a straining device compatible with many different synchrotron radiation techniques, in a wide range of experimental environments (including low temperature, high field and ultra-high vacuum). The device has been tested by X-ray diffraction on single crystal samples of quasi-one-dimensional Cs2Mo6Se6 and K2Mo6Se6, in which microscopic strains up to a Δc/c = 0.12% ± 0.01% change in the c lattice parameters have been achieved. We have also used the device in an inelastic X-ray scattering experiment, to probe the strain-dependent speed of sound ν along the c axis. A reduction Δν/ν of up to −3.8% was obtained at a strain of Δc/c = 0.25% in K2Mo6Se6.
ISSN: 0034-6748
DOI: 10.1063/1.4933383
Schools: School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences 
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