We have developed and realised a compact high-pressure clamp cell of the piston-cylinder type for Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) and Neutron Spin Echo (NSE) spectroscopy measurements. The cell can pressurise φ5 mm samples up to 1.5 GPa. It is non-magnetic, produces a sufficiently low and flat SANS background with a relatively good neutron transmission and can be used in combination with polarised neutrons. The cell accommodates samples of up to 55 mm3 in volume and adopts a two-layer geometry: a TiZr body (outer layer) and a CuBe2 insert (inner layer). Its design is very compact and can be employed inside cryomagnets featuring a sample bore greater than φ30 mm. We present the cell and illustrate its performances with a series of neutron scattering experiments performed on single-crystalline MnSi.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-33
JournalJournal of Neutron Research
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

    Research areas

  • High pressure, polarised neutrons, small angle neutron scattering

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