We have developed a high-pressure electron spin resonance probe and successfully installed into the world's highest-field cryogen-free superconducting magnet having a maximum central field of 24.6 T. The high pressure of 2.5 GPa is achieved by the specially designed piston-cylinder pressure cell using THz-wave-transparent components. In the first application of this high-pressure high-field ESR system, we observed that the orthogonal dimer spin system SrCu2(BO3)2 undergoes a quantum phase transition from the dimer singlet ground to the plaquette singlet ground states.
- Cryogen-free superconducting magnet
- High magnetic field
- High pressure
- Quantum phase transition
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics