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Design, Implementation and Optimization of an X-ray Image Plate Based X-ray Powder Diffractometer for Light and Pressure Sensitive, Low Temperature Structure Measurements

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dc.contributor.advisor Kycia, Stefan
dc.contributor.author Gramera, Lukasz
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-07T17:56:27Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-07T17:56:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-05
dc.date.created 2014-05-05
dc.date.issued 2014-05-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8098
dc.description.abstract A high efficiency image plate detector was designed and implemented to measure photo-magnetic phase transitions of Prussian-Blue nano dye. Preliminary tests were performed to ensure the detection method is viable for the target samples. Further design and optimization was performed to maximize the detector's efficiency and functionality. The instrumentation was designed and optimized to enable controlled light exposure of the samples at low temperatures (100 K) while maintaining atmospheric conditions. A full three dimensional virtual model of the experimental station was produced, providing a reliable tool for defining the diffraction geometry and parameters needed for a proper detector integration process. The integration methods are discussed and integration artifacts were eliminated. The apparatus has been calibrated and Rietveld refinement analyses were performed on a Y2O3 calibration standard to ensure the quality of data collected. The data for target samples was collected and the photo-induced phase transition at low temperature was observed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject X-ray Image Plate en_US
dc.subject Powder diffractometer en_US
dc.subject Prussian-Blue nano-dye en_US
dc.subject photo-magnetic phase transition en_US
dc.title Design, Implementation and Optimization of an X-ray Image Plate Based X-ray Powder Diffractometer for Light and Pressure Sensitive, Low Temperature Structure Measurements en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Physics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Physics en_US
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