High Pressure X-Ray Crystallography with the Diamond Cell at NIST/NBS

Gasper J. Piermarini, National Institute of Standards and Technology

This 32-page pdf from the Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology details the invention of the diamond anvil cell and the ruby fluorescence technique, which are used in X-ray crystallography, and are particularly helpful for X-ray diffraction, spectroscopy and optical polarizing microscopy. These techniques have enabled studies of materials at very high temperatures, where many high pressure physical phenomena occur.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Topics: Solid Earth:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Mineralogy