diff1.jpgJust finished another experiment with some good and some annoying results.  We came in to get some new data to help complete a couple of studies and I don’t think we did that.  Fortunately, we’re running again in a month and with the amount of data I still have to analyze, that’s not a huge loss.  For those curious, here’s a photo of a LSMO sample being heated to 950 C in an oxygen-rich atmosphere in this specially built chamber mounted on the Huber in 12ID-B.  Alas, the tantalum clips holding the sample down were oxidizing like crazy, screwing up our experiment.  I think we may have some neat ideas for the next run to explain what’s going on at the surface of these samples (and we’ll use some ceramic clips–sheesh!).

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