Development of uniaxial elongation method and its application to low dimensional conductors

Hiroki Kowada, Ryusuke Kondo, Seiichi Kagoshima

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We developed the uniaxial elongation method to elongate a soft crystalline sample along one desired direction. An epoxy rod which contains a sample passes through a stainless steel ring along its diameter and is fixed to the ring. The external force is applied to the ring along the direction perpendicular to the epoxy rod to deform the ring and elongate the epoxy rod, leading to the elongation of the sample in the rod. We verify this method by using a strain gauge instead of a sample. The results of resistance measurements of two kinds of quasi-one-dimensional conductors, NbSe 3 and (TMTSF) 2ClO 4(TMTSF denotes tetramethyltetraselenafulvalene.), are also presented as the examples of this experimental technique.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114710
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Experimental technique
  • Low dimensional conductor
  • Scientific instruments
  • Uniaxial elongation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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