Single-crystal X-ray diffraction and resonant X-ray magnetic scattering at helium-3 temperatures in high magnetic fields at beamline P09 at PETRA III

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2015-01-01
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Lograsso, Thomas
Francoual, S.
Strempfer, J.
Liu, Yong
Canfield, Paul
Skaugen, A.
Poli, S.
Blume, J.
Wolff-Fabris, J.
Canfield, Paul
Lograsso, Thomas
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The resonant scattering and diffraction beamline P09 at PETRA III at DESY is equipped with a 14 T vertical field split-pair magnet. A helium-3 refrigerator is available that can be fitted inside the magnet's variable-temperature insert. Here the results of a series of experiments aimed at determining the beam conditions permitting operations with the He-3 insert are presented. By measuring the tetragonal-to-orthorhombic phase transition occurring at 2.1 K in the Jahn-Teller compound TmVO4, it is found that the photon flux at P09 must be attenuated down to 1.5 × 109 photons s-1 for the sample to remain at temperatures below 800 mK. Despite such a reduction of the incident flux and the subsequent use of a Cu(111) analyzer, the resonant X-ray magnetic scattering signal at the Tm LIII absorption edge associated with the spin-density wave in TmNi2B2C below 1.5 K is intense enough to permit a complete study in magnetic field and at sub-Kelvin temperatures to be carried out.

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This article is published as Francoual, S., J. Strempfer, J. Warren, Y. Liu, A. Skaugen, S. Poli, J. Blume, F. Wolff-Fabris, P. C. Canfield, and T. Lograsso. "Single-crystal X-ray diffraction and resonant X-ray magnetic scattering at helium-3 temperatures in high magnetic fields at beamline P09 at PETRA III." Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 22, no. 5 (2015): 1207-1214. DOI: 10.1107/S1600577515014149. Posted with permission.

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