Development of a gas-pressurized high-pressure μSR setup at the RIKEN-RAL Muon Facility

I. Watanabe, Y. Ishii, T. Kawamata, T. Suzuki, F. L. Pratt, R. Done, M. Chowdhury, C. Goodway, J. Dreyer, C. Smith, M. Southern

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The development and testing of a gas-pressurized μSR setup for the RIKEN-RAL Muon Facility is reported. In collaboration with the high-pressure group of the ISIS Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, a gas-pressurized setup for a pulsed muon beam at the RIKEN-RAL Muon Facility has been constructed in 2008. The sample is pressurized by helium gas and the designed maximum pressure is 6.4 kbar. The high-pressure cell can be cooled down to 2 K using an existing cryostat. Tests were made injecting the double-pulsed muon beam into a high-purity sample of Sn powder, which confirmed that the maximum pressure achieved at 2 K was close to the designed pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-995
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number5-7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 15



  • Facility development
  • Gas-pressurized
  • High pressure
  • μSR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Watanabe, I., Ishii, Y., Kawamata, T., Suzuki, T., Pratt, F. L., Done, R., Chowdhury, M., Goodway, C., Dreyer, J., Smith, C., & Southern, M. (2009). Development of a gas-pressurized high-pressure μSR setup at the RIKEN-RAL Muon Facility. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 404(5-7), 993-995.