Measuring radioactive powder samples on the high-resolution powder diffraction beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Adrian H. Hill*, Tomasz Klimczuk, Ross Springell, Helen C. Walker

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This laboratory note describes a new sample preparation technique to enable high-resolution powder diffraction experiments at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility on radioactive samples. The sample preparation involves setting the active material in resin and several layers of encapsulation suitable for measurement at the beamline. This has allowed low-temperature measurements on very small quantities of samples, providing new insights into materials that are notoriously difficult to measure elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-569
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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