Conical support for double-stage diamond anvil apparatus

Takeshi Sakai, Takehiko Yagi, Ryosuke Takeda, Toshiki Hamatani, Yuki Nakamoto, Hirokazu Kadobayashi, Hideto Mimori, Saori I. Kawaguchi, Naohisa Hirao, Keitaro Kuramochi, Naoki Ishimatsu, Takehiro Kunimoto, Hiroaki Ohfuji, Yasuo Ohishi, Tetsuo Irifune, Katsuya Shimizu

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Both micro-paired and conical support type double-stage diamond anvil cells (ds-DAC) were tested using a newly synthesized ultra-fine nano-polycrystalline diamond (NPD). Well-focused X-ray sub-micron beam and the conically supported 2nd stage anvils (micro-anvils) with 10 μm culet enable us to obtain good quality X-ray diffraction peaks from the sample at around 400 GPa. The relationship between confining pressure and sample pressure depends heavily on the initial height (thickness) of micro-anvils, the difference of a few micrometers leads to a quite different compression path. The conical support type is a solution to retain both enough thickness and strength of micro-anvils at higher confining pressure conditions. All conical support ds-DAC experiments terminated by the failure of the 1st stage anvil instead of 2nd one. The combination of ultra-fine NPD 2nd stage anvil and NPD 1st stage anvil opens a new frontier for measurement of the X-ray absorption spectrum above 300 GPa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-21
Number of pages10
JournalHigh Pressure Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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