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We investigated the kinetics and sensitivity of photocurrent responses of salamander rods, both in darkness and during adaptation to steady backgrounds producing 20-3,000 photoisomerizations per second, using suction pipet recordings. The most intense backgrounds suppressed 80% of the circulating dark current and decreased the flash sensitivity(More)
The kinetics of the dark-adapted salamander rod photocurrent response to flashes producing from 10 to 10(5) photoisomerizations (Phi) were investigated in normal Ringer's solution, and in a choline solution that clamps calcium near its resting level. For saturating intensities ranging from approximately 10(2) to 10(4) Phi, the recovery phases of the(More)
We have measured the temperature and field dependence of the resistivity of the unconventional superconductor Sr2RuO4 at pressures up to 3.3 GPa. Using the Shubnikov-de Haas effect, we find that the Fermi surface sheet believed to be primarily responsible for superconductivity becomes more two-dimensional with increasing pressure, a surprising result that(More)
  • E J Pugh
  • The Review of scientific instruments
  • 2017
A versatile system for cryogenic loading of argon pressure medium into the sample space of a diamond anvil cell has been developed. The system has been designed such that, with suitable adaptors, a wide range of diamond anvil cell designs can be pressurized. The pressure in the cell can be monitored during pressurization using the ruby fluorescence method(More)
  • E J Pugh
  • The Review of scientific instruments
  • 2013
A compact optical fiber coupler has been developed to allow transmission of light through an optical fiber to and from the high pressure region of a diamond anvil high pressure cell. Despite its small size the coupler has focusing adjustments and optics, which allows the light to be focused precisely on the sample within the pressure cell. The coupler is(More)
  • E J Pugh
  • The Review of scientific instruments
  • 2016
The use of moissanite (single crystal SiC) for backing plates within diamond anvil cells (DACs) has been developed. These have significant technical advantages in certain experiments. For example, moissanite is non-magnetic so is suitable for use in high magnetic fields and for magnetization experiments. Being translucent to light, including x-rays, means(More)
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