A cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy study of iron recovered from a laser-heated diamond anvil cell

G Greaves, A P Jephcoat, M A Bouhifd, S E Donnelly

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012047
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventElectron Microscopy and Analysis Group Conference - Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20077 Sep 2007
http://www.iop.org/activity/groups/subject/emag/ (Link to Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group Website)


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