Fluorinert as a pressure-transmitting medium for high-pressure diffraction studies

@inproceedings{Varga2003FluorinertAA,
  title={Fluorinert as a pressure-transmitting medium for high-pressure diffraction studies},
  author={Tamas Varga and Angus P Wilkinson and Ross J Angel},
  year={2003}
}
Fluorinert is a liquid pressure-transmitting medium that is widely used in high-pressure diffraction work. A systematic study of five different fluorinerts was carried out using single-crystal x-ray diffraction in a diamond-anvil cell in order to determine the pressure range over which they provide a hydrostatic stress state to the sample. It was found that none of the fluorinerts studied can be considered hydrostatic above 1.2 GPa, a lower pressure than reported previously.