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This work describes a new device capable of cooling a high pressure device capable of generating in excess of 5 GPa down to 4 K. The complete system has been designed to permit neutron diffraction at these extreme conditions at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (and adaptable for other facilities) Example data is given from KMnF3 showing the change in magnetic properties at high pressure and low temperature.

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Rapid cooling of high pressure press to 4 K and permitting data collection using neutron diffraction which provides a unique insight into crystallographic and magnetic structure

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This page is a summary of: A simple system for neutron diffraction at 4 K and elevated pressures, Review of Scientific Instruments, June 2020, American Institute of Physics, DOI: 10.1063/5.0012508.
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