A Compact Device for Loading Diamond Anvil Cells with Low-Boiling Pressure-Transmitting Media
Journal of Applied Crystallography
, E-ISSN: 1600-5767
||diamond anvil cell loading, high-pressure crystallography, high-pressure instrumentation, pressure-transmitting media
Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry, SB RAS, Kutateladze Street 18, 630128, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Novosibirsk State University, Pirogova Street 2, 630090, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
A new compact laboratory device for loading diamond anvil cells with low-boiling pressure-transmitting media is described. This device allows, in particular, the easy loading of diamond anvil cells with pentane-isopentane (1:1) mixture at environmental temperatures up to 303 K and relative humidity at least up to 75-80%. The relatively simple design, the easy availability of materials used for the device and the application of liquid nitrogen as cooling agent allow the manufacture of such a device in a short time at almost any laboratory. © 2013 International Union of Crystallography.