Synthetic diamonds produce pressure of 125 GPa (1.25 Mbar)

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  • Synthetic gray-blue diamonds were used as anvils in a diamond anvil cell to produce a pressure of 125 GPa (1.25 Mbar) in a gasketed sample. Pressure was measured by x-ray diffraction methods by using gold and iron as a calibrant and also by optical methods based on the shift of the fluorescence peaks of ruby with pressure. The future potential of synthetic diamonds for ultrapressure research is discussed. © 1987, Materials Research Society. All rights reserved.
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  • Ruoff AL; Weir ST; Brister KE; Vohra YK
  • Start Page

  • 614
  • End Page

  • 618
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  • 2
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  • 5