EPR spectrum; ruby; pressure; calibration; high pressure;
The variation in the electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectrum of ruby as a function of pressure has been observed to beyond 70 kbar for a magnetic field orientation parallel to the crystalline c axis. The data can be interpreted in terms of the usual spin Hamiltonian, where the spectroscopic splitting factor g|| has the same value as at ambient pressures, but where the zero-field splitting deltaincreases in a linear fashion from 0.38 to 0.43 cm. The experimental apparatus has been described previously, although important improvements in the pressure seal and in the pressure calibration have been made and are described in an Appendix.
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