This paper discusses the use of a focused ion beam for the preparation of cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy specimens from small samples, typically 150 micron in diameter, that have been recovered from a laser-heated diamond anvil cell. We present preliminary observations of iron melted with helium as the pressure-transmitting medium to pressures near 4 GPa. The project is designed to investigate entrapment mechanisms of the inert gases in metals and silicates at high pressure and temperatures.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2008|
|Event||Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group Conference - Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 3 Sep 2007 → 7 Sep 2007
http://www.iop.org/activity/groups/subject/emag/ (Link to Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group Website)