An in-situ heater for the XAS beamline (12-ID) in Australia

B. Johannessen, Z. S. Hussain, D. R. East, M. A. Gibson

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To accommodate for a growing number of requests by our user community an in-situ heater has been commissioned for the X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) beamline 12-ID at the Australian Synchrotron. Here, we present an in-situ method for calibrating the temperature of the heating stage based on an anharmonic, correlated Einstein model. Specifically, we show that a temperature-dependant study of a bulk metallic foil (7.5 μm Cu) can be used to accurately calibrate the temperature of the heater. We also present the temperature-dependant coordination number, bond length, Debye-Waller factor, and third order cumulant to the bond length distribution function of the material from 18K to 1074K. At the higher temperatures we find that the atomic structure is comparable to that of an amorphous or liquid material indicating a gradual transition from crystalline to disordered atomic structure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012119
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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