Saturday, February 4, 2017

Abstract-High-pressure cell for terahertz time-domain spectroscopy

Wei Zhang, Daniel Nickel, and Daniel Mittleman

We introduce a sample cell that can be used for pressure-dependent terahertz time-domain spectroscopy. Compared with traditional far-IR spectroscopy with a diamond anvil cell, the larger aperture permits measurements down to much lower frequencies as low as 3.3 cm−1 (0.1 THz), giving access to new spectroscopic results. The pressure tuning range reaches up to 34.4 MPa, while the temperature range is from 100 to 473 K. With this large range of tuning parameters, we are able to map out phase diagrams of materials based on their THz spectrum, as well as to track the changing of the THz spectrum within a single phase as a function of temperature and pressure. Pressure-dependent THz-TDS results for nitrogen and R-camphor are shown as an example.
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