Momentum-resolved resonant inelastic X-ray scattering on a single crystal under high pressure

Masahiro Yoshida, Kenji Ishii, Ignace Jarrige, Tetsu Watanuki, Kazutaka Kudo, Yoji Koike, Ken'Ichi Kumagai, Nozomu Hiraoka, Hirofumi Ishii, Ku Ding Tsuei, Jun'Ichiro Mizuki

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A single-crystal momentum-resolved resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) experiment under high pressure using an originally designed diamond anvil cell (DAC) is reported. The diamond-in/diamond-out geometry was adopted with both the incident and scattered beams passing through a 1 mm-thick diamond. This enabled us to cover wide momentum space keeping the scattering angle condition near 90°. Elastic and inelastic scattering from the diamond was drastically reduced using a pinhole placed after the DAC. Measurement of the momentum-resolved RIXS spectra of Sr2.5Ca11.5Cu24O41 at the Cu K-edge was thus successful. Though the inelastic intensity becomes weaker by two orders than the ambient pressure, RIXS spectra both at the center and the edge of the Brillouin zone were obtained at 3 GPa and low-energy electronic excitations of the cuprate were found to change with pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


  • diamond anvil cell
  • electronic excitations
  • high pressure
  • resonant inelastic X-ray scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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