Calibration of manganin pressure gauge for diamond-anvil cells

24 Feb 2021  ·  Jian Chen, Hu Cheng, Xuefeng Zhou, Xiaozhi Yan, Lingfei Wang, Yusheng Zhao, Shanmin Wang ·

Pressure calibration for most diamond-anvil cell (DAC) experiments is mainly based on the ruby scale, which is key to implement this powerful tool for high-pressure study. However, the ruby scale can often hardly be used for programmably-controlled DAC devices, especially the piezoelectric-driving cells, where a continuous pressure calibration is required. In this work, we present an effective pressure gauge for DACs made of manganin metal, based on the four-probe resistivity measurements. Pressure dependence of its resistivity is well established and shows excellent linear relations in the 0 - 30 GPa pressure range with a slope of 23.4 (9) GPa for the first-cycle compression, in contrast to that of multiple-cycle compression and decompression having a nearly identical slope of 33.7 (4) GPa likely due to the strain effect. In addition, such-established manganin scale can be used for continuously monitoring the cell pressure of piezoelectric-driving DACs, and the reliability of this method is also verified by the fixed-point method with a Bi pressure standard. Realization of continuous pressure calibration for programmably-controlled DACs would offer many opportunities for study of dynamics, kinetics, and critical behaviors of pressure-induced phase transitions.

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