Fluorinert as a pressure-transmitting medium for high-pressure diffraction studies
Wilkinson, A. P.
Angel, R. J.
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Fluorinert is a liquid pressure-transmitting medium that is widely used in high-pressure diffraction work. A systematic study of five different fluorinerts was carried out using single-crystal x-ray diffraction in a diamond-anvil cell in order to determine the pressure range over which they provide a hydrostatic stress state to the sample. It was found that none of the fluorinerts studied can be considered hydrostatic above 1.2 GPa, a lower pressure than reported previously. (C) 2003 American Institute of Physics.