A Combinatory Package for Diamond Anvil Cell Experiments

Yating Jia, Xin He, Shaomin Feng, Sijia Zhang, Changling Zhang, Chongwen Ren, Xiancheng Wang, Changqing Jin
2020 Crystals  
In this work, we introduce the Architecture Tech for High-Pressure Experiments Net Assembly (ATHENA) package based on diamond anvil cells, combining both the deposition of specimens as well as the detection of probes on anvils layer by layer. The specimens are typically ~1 μm in thickness and very hard to manipulate with traditional hand skills. ATHENA represents an all-in-one package by accurately synergizing chip-like networks prepared using magnetic sputtering methods and guaranteeing
more » ... signed dimensions, positions and perfect electric contacts. We apply ATHENA successfully to the study of lanthanum metal above 60 GPa, showing very sharp pressure-enhanced superconductivity and parabolic critical temperature (Tc) evolution as a function of pressure with pressure-enhanced itinerant behavior at normal state.
doi:10.3390/cryst10121116 fatcat:hfhv2frtg5gc3jy2kfecpaxnem