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A simple miniature furnace for routine collection of single crystal x-ray data up to 1000°C on the Hilger and Watts linear diffractometer

Viswamitra, MA and Jayalakshmi, K (1970) A simple miniature furnace for routine collection of single crystal x-ray data up to 1000°C on the Hilger and Watts linear diffractometer. In: Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments, 3 (8). pp. 656-657.

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Abstract

A miniature furnace suitable for routine collection of x-ray data up to 1000°C from single crystals on the Hilger and Watts linear diffractometer, without restricting the normally allowed region of reciprocal space on the diffractometer, is described. The crystal is heated primarily by radiation from a surrounding current-heated, stationary platinum coil wound on a silica bracket. The coil is split at its middle to provide a 4 mm gap for crystal mounting and x-irradiation. The crystal, mounted on a standard goniometer head, can be rotated and centred freely, as in the room temperature case. There is no need for any radiation shields or water-cooling arrangement. Investigations up to 1500°C are possible with slight modifications of the furnace.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 20 May 2010 11:28
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:07
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/27962

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