Synthetic diamonds produce pressure of 125 GPa (1.25 Mbar)

Arthur L. Ruoff, Samuel T. Weir, Keith E. Brister, Yogesh K. Vohra

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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.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)614-618
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Materials Research
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - Oct 1987

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Materials Science
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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