Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 24(1), 3 (2008).

Synchrotron X-ray Experiments in Pulsed High Magnetic Fields
Yasuhiro H. MATSUDA*,**
*Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
**PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012, Japan
Recent developments of the techniques for measurements of X-ray diffraction and X-ray absorption spectroscopy in very high magnetic fields are reviewed. Miniature pulsed magnets allow us to conduct various kinds of high-field X-ray experiments rather easily; the magnets can be readily installed on a conventional apparatus such as a diffractometer and a cryostat because of its smallness. The results of some experiments on the field-induced phase transition of a rare-earth intermetallic compound (YbInCu4) are also presented.