Incorporation of a new design of backing seat and anvil in a Merrill-Bassett diamond anvil cell

Stephen A. Moggach, David R. Allan, Simon Parsons, John E. Warren

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A modification to the Merrill-Bassett miniature diamond anvil cell is reported here, with the inclusion of tungsten carbide backing seats with Boehler-Almaxcut diamonds to replace the previously used beryllium seats and (typically) modified brilliant-cut anvils. This has led to the removal of troublesome beryllium powder lines from diffraction images, while maintaining the pressure range and opening angle of the original design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-251
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

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