Comment on “Characteristics of silicone fluid as a pressure transmitting medium in diamond anvil cells” [Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 4450 (2004)]
2005 (English)In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, Vol. 76, no 5, 057101- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A recent article [Y. Shen, R. S. Kumar, M. Pravica, and M. F. Nicol, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 4450 (2004)] argues that silicone fluids are almost ideal pressure transmitting media at room temperature. However, silicone fluids solidify (vitrify) at pressures near 1 GPa, much lower than the solidification pressures of commonly used pressure media, and crystallization may occur under some conditions. Other fluids may thus be a better choice for transmitting pressure to strain sensitive samples in the range 1-10 GPa.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 76, no 5, 057101- p.
Silicone fluid, silicone oil, DC200, glass transition, high pressure, pressure transmission medium, vitrification
Condensed Matter Physics
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