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Neutron scattering of sandstone subjected to uniaxial compression in cryogenic conditions. [Dataset]


Tung Lik Lee
Data Collector

Joe Kelleher
Data Collector

Reza Sanaee
Data Collector


The exploitation of unconventional remote geological resources, such as those in Arctic formations, requires engineering designs that withstand the temperatures and pressures encountered. In a previous experiment (RB1810235, April 2018) comparing sandstone and limestone, we showed that limestone can mainly have tensile residual strains, while sandstone has compressive residual strains under otherwise similar thermal and loading conditions. Not enough experimental time was available in the previous beamtime to fully characterise sandstone however; therefore, this continuation proposal is to study frozen (cryogenic conditions) sandstone subjected to unconfined uniaxial compression loading conditions. In this proposal we aim to test core sandstone samples at high pressure (5-15 MPa) and low temperature conditions (as low as -5°C, -30°C).


FAISAL, N., LEE, T.L., KELLEHER, J., SANAEE, R. and PANCHOLI, K. 2019. Neutron scattering of sandstone subjected to uniaxial compression in cryogenic conditions. [Dataset]. Hosted on STFC ISIS neutron and muon source data journal [online]. Available from:

Acceptance Date Sep 23, 2019
Online Publication Date Sep 23, 2019
Publication Date Sep 26, 2022
Deposit Date Jul 2, 2021
Publicly Available Date Feb 27, 2023
Publisher Science and Technology Facility Council (STFC) ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Keywords Stress; Cryogenic temperatures; High pressure; Geological conditions; Arctic; Oil and gas; Royal Dutch Shell Plc; Drilling
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Type of Data LOG, NXS, RAW and TXT files.
Collection Date Sep 23, 2019
Collection Method Data were collected on the ENGIN-X instrument at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source facility. More information about how the instrument is used to gather data can be found on the ISIS website: . Broader information about how neutron diffraction experiments are conducted at the ISIS facility is also available on the website: